FAST FIVE: Global Pandemic Preparedness – Which Country Is The Most (And Least) Ready For COVID-19?
Today's chart pulls data from the 2019 Global Health Security Index, which ranks 195 countries on health security.
The countries with the highest scores have effective governance and politics systems in place, while those with the lowest scores fall down for their inadequate healthcare systems-even among high-income countries.
“It is likely that the world will continue to face outbreaks that most countries are ill positioned to combat.
National health security is fundamentally weak globally.
Improving country compliance with international health and security norms is essential.