More than 100 outbreaks occur around the world daily and can spread worldwide in just 36 hours due to increased global travel. We all have a responsibility to support epidemic preparedness.

On PreventEpidemics.org, you can get informed, share information and discover how you can join in to raise awareness and advocate for epidemic preparedness.

New Zealand has had:

How Prepared Is New Zealand?

89

Better Prepared

New Zealand 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.

New Zealand has achieved a ReadyScore of 80 or higher and is working to improve and sustain their preparedness.

What Are New Zealand's Strengths & Gaps?

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Top Strengths

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

Reporting
Biosafety and Biosecurity
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

Top 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

Risk Communication

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now New Zealand is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Australia?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
Australia

92

Better Prepared

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