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.

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Saudi Arabia has had:

How Prepared Is Saudi Arabia?

76

Work to Do

Saudi Arabia has work to do to prepare for the next epidemic. They are committed to improving preparedness, but an outbreak today could cause deaths and cross borders.

Saudi Arabia has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

What Are Saudi Arabia'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

Emergency Response Operations
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

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

Biosafety and Biosecurity
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
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 Saudi Arabia is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
United Arab Emirates

91

Better Prepared
Oman

84

Better Prepared
Bahrain

80

Better Prepared
Kuwait

74

Work to Do
Qatar

69

Work to Do
Jordan

57

Work to Do
Sudan

57

Work to Do
Eritrea

46

Work to Do
Iraq

46

Work to Do
Egypt

-

Pending
Yemen

-

Pending
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Unknown

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