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

Cabo Verde 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.

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

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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

60%

Real-Time Surveillance

46%

Workforce Development

35%

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

46%

Risk Communication

48%

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
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

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Antimicrobial Resistance
Workforce Development
Real-Time Surveillance
Emergency Response Operations

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

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

60%

Real-Time Surveillance

46%

Reporting

60%

Workforce Development

35%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

46%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

40%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

48%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

30%

Zoonotic Disease

40%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

30%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

30%

Chemical Emergencies

40%

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

58%
2010
0%
2011
0%
2012
0%
2013
0%
2014
0%
2015
62%
2016
65%
2017
46%
2018
49%
2019

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 e-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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