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

Malawi 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.

Malawi 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

40%

Real-Time Surveillance

40%

Workforce Development

45%

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

26%

Risk Communication

32%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

33%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Immunization
Workforce Development

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
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Zoonotic Disease
Emergency Response Operations
National Laboratory System
Real-Time Surveillance

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on February 11, 2019

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on February 17, 2020

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

40%

Real-Time Surveillance

40%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

45%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

26%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

20%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

32%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

33%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

35%

Zoonotic Disease

20%

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
64%
2011
0%
2012
0%
2013
40%
2014
0%
2015
0%
2016
56%
2017
42%
2018
36%
2019

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.

  • November 1, 2019

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