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

Botswana has work to do to prepare for the next epidemic. They are committed to improving preparedness, but an outbreak today could cause deaths and cross borders.

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

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Work to Do

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

70%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Workforce Development

33%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

25%

Risk Communication

44%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

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

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Food Safety
Antimicrobial Resistance
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Preparedness
Emergency Response Operations
Workforce Development

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on December 3, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on March 16, 2020

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

70%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

33%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

25%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

60%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

44%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

60%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

40%

Immunization

80%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

50%

Chemical Emergencies

20%

Radiation Emergencies

40%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

47%
2010
0%
2011
0%
2012
35%
2013
0%
2014
56%
2015
0%
2016
42%
2017
26%
2018
33%
2019

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