Latin America: GHS Index prevention pandemics 2019

With a health security index score in 2019 of 59.2 (out of 100) in the category prevention, Brazil is the Latin American country with the highest ability to prevent the emergence or release of pathogens. It was followed by Chile, with a score of 56.2.
The Global Health Security Index measures a country's readiness to prevent, detect and respond to biological threats.

Leading countries in preventing for epidemics and pandemics in Latin America in 2019

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Release date

October 2019


Central and South America, Mexico

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Special properties

Based on the global health security index, category prevention

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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