More than 100 outbreaks occur around the world daily and can spread worldwide in just 36 hours due to increased global travel. We all have a responsibility to support epidemic preparedness.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo has had:

How Prepared Is Democratic Republic of the Congo?

35

Not Ready

Democratic Republic of the Congo 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.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

What Are Democratic Republic of the Congo's Strengths & Gaps?

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Top Strengths

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

Immunization

Top 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
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now Democratic Republic of the Congo is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Angola, Burundi, , Rwanda, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
Rwanda

59

Work to Do
Uganda

51

Work to Do
United Republic of Tanzania

49

Work to Do
Angola

42

Work to Do
Zambia

42

Work to Do
Burundi

30

Not Ready
South Sudan

30

Not Ready
Congo

28

Not Ready
Central African Republic

26

Not Ready

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DRC has relentlessly been battling epidemics. As all eyes are focused today on the Ebola response, it is essential to also plan for and invest in epidemic preparedness activities, to keep your community safe from the next disease outbreaks. Learn More

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