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The ReadyScore is a tool created by Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies. The score determines whether a country is prepared to find, stop, and prevent epidemics, using data from the World Health Organization’s Joint External Evaluation. Like a report card, there are 19 areas of preparedness and response capacity that are scored, first by a group of national experts of the country and then by an external group of international experts. The ReadyScore is the average score of the 19 preparedness areas. The ReadyScore relays five levels of preparedness:
The ReadyScore calculates each country’s level of epidemic preparedness on a scale from 0 to 100, with 0 representing a country that is not ready and 100 representing a country that is better prepared. A score higher than 80 indicates that a country is better prepared for an epidemic.
The ReadyScore tells you how prepared your country is to find, stop and prevent an epidemic. By looking at the score, and the accompanying information, you can learn what your country needs to do to be better prepared.
The ReadyScore is important because it takes just 36 hours for an infectious disease to spread around the world. The ReadyScore tells you if your country is prepared, and if it is not, highlights the steps that should be taken to improve 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.