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

Sri Lanka 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.

Sri Lanka has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

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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

75%

Workforce Development

73%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

50%

Risk Communication

75%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

70%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Immunization
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

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

Preparedness
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Emergency Response Operations
National Laboratory System

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on June 19, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on March 20, 2018

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

75%

Reporting

50%

Workforce Development

73%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

50%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

30%

Risk Communication

75%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

70%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

60%

Zoonotic Disease

53%

Food Safety

60%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

30%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

70%

Chemical Emergencies

40%

Radiation Emergencies

40%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

60%
2010
61%
2011
73%
2012
67%
2013
71%
2014
71%
2015
79%
2016
76%
2017
46%
2018
56%
2019
0%
2020
0%
2021

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