Latin America: GHS Index detection pandemics 2019

With a health security index score in 2019 of 82.4 (out of 100) in the category detection and reporting, Brazil is the Latin American country with the highest ability to early detect and report epidemics of potential international concern. It was followed by Argentina, with a score of 74.9.
The Global Health Security Index measures a country's readiness to prevent, detect and respond to biological threats.

Leading countries in Latin America in detecting epidemics and pandemics 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 global health security index, category detection and reporting.

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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