ReadyScore®

The ReadyScore is a measurement of a country's ability to find, stop and prevent health threats. A score of 80% or higher indicates that a country is ready for an epidemic. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

Australia is better prepared for the next epidemic. They have functioning systems to find, stop and prevent health threats, but they must work to maintain this level of protection for their people.

Australia has achieved a ReadyScore of 80 or higher and is working to improve and sustain their preparedness.

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Better Prepared

The Key 7 ReadyScore factors are the 7 technical areas that the Resolve to Save Lives team focuses on, selected from the 19 areas assessed by the JEE. These 7 areas are the foundational technical areas for epidemic preparedness that contribute to health system strengthening. The remaining 12 areas build off of the strong systems that the Key 7 form.

Data source: WHO JEE reports

National Laboratory System

100%

Real-Time Surveillance

90%

Workforce Development

93%

Preparedness

80%

Emergency Response Operations

90%

Risk Communication

83%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

100%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

Preparedness areas that a country has established to find, stop and prevent health threats. Learn More

National Legislation, Policy and Financing
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Zoonotic Disease
Food Safety
Immunization

Gaps

Gaps are areas that the country should prioritize to improve so they will be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Learn More

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on November 24, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on December 3, 2018

Step Up

Improved epidemic preparedness in one or more areas (as indicated by JEEs).

Get to Green

Achieved ReadyScore of 80 or higher.

Sustain

Preparedness requires continuous efforts and investments to prevent epidemics.

ReadyScore Factors

A country’s ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics is based on their performance in 19 preparedness areas, such as whether they have an emergency operations center, laboratory network or disease tracking system. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

Find and Verify Outbreaks

National Laboratory System

100%

Real-Time Surveillance

90%

Reporting

90%

Workforce Development

93%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

80%

Emergency Response Operations

90%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

90%

Risk Communication

83%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

100%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

100%

Antimicrobial Resistance

85%

Zoonotic Disease

100%

Food Safety

100%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

90%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

100%

Chemical Emergencies

100%

Radiation Emergencies

80%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

The International Health Regulations Annual Report is an annual self-assessment of epidemic preparedness. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

93%
2010
95%
2011
99%
2012
98%
2013
99%
2014
100%
2015
100%
2016
100%
2017

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