Latin America: overall GHS Index 2019, by country

With an overall health security index score in 2019 of 59.7 (out of 100), Brazil is the most prepared country for epidemics or pandemics in Latin America. It was followed by Argentina, with an overall score of 58.6.
The Global Health Security Index measures a country's readiness to prevent, detect and respond to biological threats.

Leading countries based on the Global Health Security Index in Latin America in 2019

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

2019

Special properties

Based on the overall score

Supplementary notes

The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is based on 140 questions, distributed among these six categories: prevention, detection and reporting, rapid response, health system, compliance with international norms, and risk environment. According to the source "the categories and indicators included in the GHS Index assess country capability to prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats as well as factors that can hinder or enhance that capability. The scale of the scoring is 0 to 100, where 100 = best."
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