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

Uganda has work to do to prepare for the next epidemic. They are committed to improving preparedness, but an outbreak today could cause deaths and cross borders.

Uganda has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

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Work to Do

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

65%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Workforce Development

66%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

75%

Risk Communication

68%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

60%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Emergency Response Operations
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

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Food Safety
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Real-Time Surveillance
National Laboratory System
Workforce Development

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on June 26, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on October 10, 2017

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

65%

Real-Time Surveillance

65%

Reporting

60%

Workforce Development

66%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

75%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

40%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

40%

Risk Communication

68%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

60%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

50%

Zoonotic Disease

46%

Food Safety

40%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

60%

Immunization

70%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

20%

Chemical Emergencies

40%

Radiation Emergencies

40%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

36%
2010
58%
2011
47%
2012
73%
2013
0%
2014
0%
2015
0%
2016
58%
2017
51%
2018
66%
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.

  • October 7, 2016
  • January 25, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • April 11, 2019

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.

  • Marburg - March 5, 2018
  • Ebola - August 28, 2019

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