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 strategy sets out the direction and role of WHO within the context of the SDGs and WHO’s 13th Programme of Work. It reinforces WHO’s traditional role as a source of authoritative guidelines, technical assistance, and evidence for policy-making. It describes how WHO will increase its impact through introduction of transformational approaches, and tackling new results areas like WASH in health care facilities.