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

Nigeria 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.

Nigeria 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

55%

Workforce Development

60%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

45%

Risk Communication

48%

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

Preparedness
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Biosafety and Biosecurity
National Legislation, Policy and Financing
Emergency Response Operations
Real-Time Surveillance

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on June 11, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on July 23, 2018

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

55%

Reporting

50%

Workforce Development

60%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

45%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

20%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

48%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

40%

Zoonotic Disease

40%

Food Safety

40%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

20%

Immunization

70%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

20%

Chemical Emergencies

30%

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

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2010
38%
2011
36%
2012
52%
2013
57%
2014
67%
2015
61%
2016
51%
2017

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.

  • March 11, 2018

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.

  • Lassa fever - August 21, 2017
  • Cholera - May 28, 2018
  • Lassa fever - June 4, 2018
  • Monkey Pox - July 2, 2018
  • Meningitis - August 13, 2018
  • Cholera - March 27, 2019

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