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

Guinea-Bissau 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.

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

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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

33%

Workforce Development

35%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

46%

Risk Communication

48%

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
Risk Communication

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

Food Safety
Preparedness
National Laboratory System
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Real-Time Surveillance
Workforce Development

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on July 7, 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

33%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

35%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

46%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

20%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

26%

Risk Communication

48%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

26%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

30%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

20%

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

0%
2010
0%
2011
0%
2012
0%
2013
36%
2014
50%
2015
49%
2016
53%
2017
40%
2018
25%
2019
0%
2020
0%
2021

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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  • August 9, 2021

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