2019 GHS Index Country Profile for North Korea

North Korea Overall

By category, fewer than 7% of countries scored in the top tier for the ability to prevent the emergence or release of pathogens; 19% for the ability to quickly detect and report epidemics; fewer than 5% for their ability to rapidly respond to an epidemic.
Of the six categories in the GHS Index, healthcare has the lowest average score of 26.4, and 131 countries score in the bottom tier.

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