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The 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) are agreements that have been signed by 196 countries, including all World Health Organization (WHO) members states, to work together for our health security. The agreements are binding and require countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events to WHO. The regulations also provide a framework for every country to prepare for epidemics and to work with other countries and groups in the event of a public health emergency. Countries are required to annually self-report their compliance to these regulations to the WHO. We include each country’s annual report results in the “progress” tab to display their yearly trends in epidemic preparedness.
The Joint External Evaluation is a rigorous and transparent assessment of a country’s ability to find, stop and prevent disease threats.
A country’s epidemic preparedness ReadyScore is calculated on a scale of 0–100. A score higher than 80 indicates a country is better prepared to respond to an epidemic.
The country ReadyScore is calculated using information from 19 preparedness areas analyzed during a Joint External Evaluation.
Areas where the country has shown a high level of epidemic preparedness.
Areas that the country can improve to be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics.
The International Health Regulations Annual Report is a mandatory annual assessment of epidemic preparedness.