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

United States of America is better prepared for the next epidemic. They have functioning systems to find, stop and prevent health threats, but they must work to maintain this level of protection for their people.

United States of America has achieved a ReadyScore of 80 or higher and is working to improve and sustain their preparedness.

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Better Prepared

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

95%

Real-Time Surveillance

85%

Workforce Development

93%

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

80%

Risk Communication

80%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

100%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Immunization
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

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

Zoonotic Disease

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on May 23, 2016

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on October 18, 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

95%

Real-Time Surveillance

85%

Reporting

90%

Workforce Development

93%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

90%

Emergency Response Operations

80%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

100%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

90%

Risk Communication

80%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

100%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

100%

Antimicrobial Resistance

75%

Zoonotic Disease

73%

Food Safety

80%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

80%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

90%

Chemical Emergencies

90%

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

87%
2010
88%
2011
96%
2012
96%
2013
97%
2014
97%
2015
96%
2016
100%
2017
91%
2018
95%
2019

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