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

Niger 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.

Niger 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

55%

Real-Time Surveillance

55%

Workforce Development

46%

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

30%

Risk Communication

35%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

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

Biosafety and Biosecurity
Antimicrobial Resistance
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Emergency Response Operations
Workforce Development
National Laboratory System
Real-Time Surveillance

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on July 15, 2018

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on August 19, 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

55%

Real-Time Surveillance

55%

Reporting

50%

Workforce Development

46%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

30%

Emergency Response Operations

30%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

40%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

35%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

40%

Food Safety

40%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

20%

Immunization

60%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

20%

Chemical Emergencies

30%

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
0%
2011
0%
2012
74%
2013
0%
2014
73%
2015
75%
2016
74%
2017
44%
2018
39%
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

After Action Review

An After Action Review is a systematic review of the response to an outbreak or epidemic to identify strengths and challenges and determine how to improve the response in the future.

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