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On March 11 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was recognized by WHO as having become a pandemic. The rate of spread of the novel coronavirus has taken many countries by surprise, and preventing and containing any further spread of the virus has now become a major public health priority for countries everywhere.

 This strategy outlines the importance and priorities of RCCE in the response to new coronavirus in Africa, including suggested RCCE activities throughout the different phases of reparedness,
containment and response, with supporting tools to help deliver these. It serves as a template for African National Societies to develop their own RCCE strategy based on their local context and capacities and can support with the development of preparedness, contingency and response plans.

This checklist was developed on February 27, 2020 by the OFDA-funded READY Initiative for Outbreak Preparedness Planning Workshops conducted at regional and country
levels. It is iterative and will be updated to reflect updates in Covid-19 guidance.

This checklist was developed on February 27, 2020 by the OFDA-funded READY Initiative for Outbreak Preparedness Planning Workshops conducted at regional and country levels. It is
iterative and will be updated to reflect updates in Covid-19 guidance.

The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.

This is a tool for rapid, flexible and cost-effective monitoring of public knowledge, risk perceptions, behaviours and trust is now available to countries in the WHO European Region to make their COVID-19-related response relevant and actionable.

This tool is designed to support risk communication, community engagement (RCCE) staff and responders working with national health authorities, and other partners to develop, implement and monitor an effective action plan for communicating effectively with the public, engaging with communities, local partners and other stakeholders to help prepare and protect individuals, families and the public’s health during early response to COVID-19.

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