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

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.

Congo has published their JEE results and is working to develop a National Action Plan to address gaps.

28

Not Ready

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

20%

Real-Time Surveillance

46%

Workforce Development

40%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

26%

Risk Communication

24%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

26%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Immunization
Reporting

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

National Laboratory System
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Food Safety
Preparedness
Zoonotic Disease
Antimicrobial Resistance
Emergency Response Operations

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on March 10, 2019

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

20%

Real-Time Surveillance

46%

Reporting

50%

Workforce Development

40%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

26%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

20%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

26%

Risk Communication

24%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

26%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

20%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

30%

Immunization

70%

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

15%
2010
57%
2011
65%
2012
28%
2013
0%
2014
0%
2015
44%
2016
31%
2017

We want to hear from you.

Send us your corrections, updates and success stories.

Tell Us