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    • ReadyScore (%)
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      What is the 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 better prepared for an epidemic. Learn More

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      Country Overview

      Summary of the ReadyScores for the four categories that assess epidemic preparedness. How prepared is the country to prevent an outbreak? How prepared is the country to find an outbreak? How prepared is the country to stop an outbreak? Is the country prepared for other public health threats?

      Find and Verify Outbreaks

      67%

      Stop Outbreaks

      50%

      Prevent Outbreaks

      56%

      Protect from Other Health Threats

      30%

    Lao PDR conducted a transparent, external evaluation of its ability to find, stop and prevent health threats on February 17, 2017. The results show Lao PDR  has some functioning systems in place should an infectious disease start to spread. However, there is room for improvement and lives could be lost if a new health threat emerges.

    Overview
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    Country Overview

    Summary of the ReadyScores for the four categories that assess epidemic preparedness. How prepared is the country to prevent an outbreak? How prepared is the country to find an outbreak? How prepared is the country to stop an outbreak? Is the country prepared for other public health threats?

    Find and Verify Outbreaks

    67%

    Stop Outbreaks

    50%

    Prevent Outbreaks

    56%

    Protect from Other Health Threats

    30%

    What Makes Up Your ReadyScore?
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    What are the ReadyScore Factors?

    The ReadyScore is a measurement of country preparedness based on existing data from the Joint External Evaluation (JEE), an external assessment developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations to help countries find and close gaps in epidemic preparedness. Learn More

    Find and Verify Outbreaks

    National Laboratory System

    60%

    Real Time Surveillance

    75%

    Reporting

    80%

    Workforce Development

    53%

    Stop Outbreaks

    Preparedness

    40%

    Emergency Response Operations

    40%

    Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

    80%

    Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

    40%

    Risk Communication

    51%

    Prevent Outbreaks

    National legislation, Policy and Financing

    70%

    IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

    80%

    Antimicrobial Resistance

    35%

    Zoonotic Disease

    60%

    Food Safety

    40%

    Biosafety and Biosecurity

    40%

    Immunization

    70%

    Protect from Other Health Threats

    Points of Entry

    50%

    Chemical Emergencies

    20%

    Radiation Emergencies

    20%

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