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

Benin is not ready for the next epidemic. They have shown commitment to improving preparedness, but an outbreak could cause a devastating loss of lives and disrupt political and economic stability.

Benin has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

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Key 7 ReadyScore Factors

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

55%

Real-Time Surveillance

60%

Workforce Development

60%

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

20%

Risk Communication

48%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

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

Food Safety
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
National Legislation, Policy and Financing
Emergency Response Operations
Antimicrobial Resistance
Biosafety and Biosecurity
National Laboratory System
Workforce Development

JEE Assessment Progress

Where a country stands in their ability to find, stop and prevent health threats.

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on May 22, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on April 24, 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

55%

Real-Time Surveillance

60%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

60%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

20%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

40%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

48%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

60%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

20%

Immunization

60%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

20%

Chemical Emergencies

20%

Radiation Emergencies

20%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data Source: WHO JEE reports

57%
2010
46%
2011
43%
2012
0%
2013
44%
2014
0%
2015
28%
2016
30%
2017

Voluntary Monitoring

As part of their commitment to the International Health Regulations, countries complete voluntary monitoring activities to support continued assessment of their strengths and gaps, and to inform prioritization of epidemic preparedness activities. Learn More

Data Source: WHO SPAR Reports

After Action Review

An After Action Review is a systematic review of the response to an outbreak or epidemic to identify strengths and challenges and determine how to improve the response in the future.

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