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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South Africa has had:

How Prepared Is South Africa?

62

Work to Do

South Africa 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.

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

What Are South Africa'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

Zoonotic Disease
Immunization
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

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Antimicrobial Resistance
Emergency Response Operations

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now South Africa is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, eSwatini and Zimbabwe?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
Mozambique

47

Work to Do
Namibia

44

Work to Do
Botswana

40

Work to Do
Zimbabwe

40

Work to Do
Lesotho

38

Not Ready
eSwatini

36

Not Ready

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