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

Lesotho 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.

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

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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

50%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Workforce Development

26%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

25%

Risk Communication

40%

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

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Real-Time Surveillance
Immunization

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
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Emergency Response Operations
Workforce Development
National Laboratory System

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on July 10, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on September 9, 2019

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

50%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

26%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

25%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

40%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

30%

Zoonotic Disease

60%

Food Safety

40%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

40%

Immunization

60%

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

42%
2010
47%
2011
0%
2012
63%
2013
0%
2014
0%
2015
74%
2016
62%
2017
33%
2018

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