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

Latvia 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.

Latvia 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

80%

Real-Time Surveillance

80%

Workforce Development

40%

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

65%

Risk Communication

60%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

90%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Immunization
Food Safety
Preparedness

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

Workforce Development
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Risk Communication

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on May 8, 2017

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

80%

Real-Time Surveillance

80%

Reporting

80%

Workforce Development

40%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

65%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

60%

Risk Communication

60%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

90%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

80%

Antimicrobial Resistance

65%

Zoonotic Disease

80%

Food Safety

100%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

50%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

70%

Chemical Emergencies

60%

Radiation Emergencies

60%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

65%
2010
79%
2011
83%
2012
0%
2013
91%
2014
90%
2015
91%
2016
90%
2017
75%
2018
79%
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.

  • October 19, 2020

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