South Africa Ready Score | Prevent Epidemics
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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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    • 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

      65%

      Stop Outbreaks

      60%

      Prevent Outbreaks

      64%

      Protect from Other Health Threats

      60%

    South Africa conducted a transparent, external evaluation of its ability to find, stop and prevent health threats on November 26, 2017. The results show South Africa  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

    65%

    Stop Outbreaks

    60%

    Prevent Outbreaks

    64%

    Protect from Other Health Threats

    60%

    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

    75%

    Real Time Surveillance

    65%

    Reporting

    60%

    Workforce Development

    60%

    Stop Outbreaks

    Preparedness

    50%

    Emergency Response Operations

    60%

    Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

    80%

    Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

    40%

    Risk Communication

    68%

    Prevent Outbreaks

    National legislation, Policy and Financing

    40%

    IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

    80%

    Antimicrobial Resistance

    45%

    Zoonotic Disease

    80%

    Food Safety

    60%

    Biosafety and Biosecurity

    60%

    Immunization

    80%

    Protect from Other Health Threats

    Points of Entry

    80%

    Chemical Emergencies

    60%

    Radiation Emergencies

    40%

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