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The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a transparent, external evaluation of a country’s ability to find, stop and prevent disease threats. Like a report card, there are 19 areas of epidemic preparedness and response capacity that are scored, first by a group of domestic experts and then by an external group of international experts. The assessment is voluntary, conducted every five years, and the results are reported by the World Health Organization.
The 19 preparedness areas assessed by the JEE are arranged under the following categories:
Learn more about the 19 preparedness areas on the ReadyScore Factors page.
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.