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

Belgium 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.

Belgium 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

85%

Real-Time Surveillance

80%

Workforce Development

66%

Preparedness

70%

Emergency Response Operations

90%

Risk Communication

75%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

80%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Food Safety
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

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

Workforce Development
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Preparedness

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on June 19, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.

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

85%

Real-Time Surveillance

80%

Reporting

100%

Workforce Development

66%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

70%

Emergency Response Operations

90%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

100%

Risk Communication

75%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

80%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

80%

Antimicrobial Resistance

85%

Zoonotic Disease

86%

Food Safety

100%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

70%

Immunization

90%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

100%

Chemical Emergencies

100%

Radiation Emergencies

70%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

74%
2010
74%
2011
82%
2012
81%
2013
82%
2014
82%
2015
82%
2016
83%
2017

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