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

Malaysia is better prepared for the next epidemic. They have functioning systems to find, stop and prevent health threats, but they must work to maintain this level of protection for their people.

Malaysia has achieved a ReadyScore of 80 or higher and is working to improve and sustain their preparedness.

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Better Prepared

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

90%

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

100%

Risk Communication

88%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

80%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Emergency Response Operations
Food Safety
Immunization
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

Biosafety and Biosecurity

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on October 20, 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

80%

Real-Time Surveillance

80%

Reporting

80%

Workforce Development

90%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

100%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

86%

Risk Communication

88%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

80%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

100%

Antimicrobial Resistance

80%

Zoonotic Disease

80%

Food Safety

90%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

60%

Immunization

90%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

80%

Chemical Emergencies

90%

Radiation Emergencies

80%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

91%
2010
100%
2011
100%
2012
100%
2013
100%
2014
99%
2015
100%
2016
0%
2017
95%
2018
0%
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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