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

United Kingdom has not volunteered to conduct a transparent, external evaluation of its ability to find, stop and prevent health threats. This means that we don’t know if United Kingdom is prepared to prevent its people from epidemics and other health threats, potentially posing a risk to their people and the world.

United Kingdom has not committed to a JEE.



JEE Assessment Progress


Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.


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.


Preparedness requires continuous efforts and investments to prevent epidemics.

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports


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

Simulation Exercise

A Simulation Exercise is an activity where essential groups required for emergency response — government, health facilities and partners — simulate an emergency and its full response. This allows for an assessment of gaps in preparedness and response.

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