Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance by WHO RCCE action plan: COVID-19 preparedness - Page 23
Annex 6 – List of general information
Obtaining content for communication messages, products, and activities
Much of the general content needed by all stakeholders and specific guidance needed by different groups
can be found on WHO’s website:
Make sure to visit the WHO COVID-19 web content often, since it will be regularly updated so you can edit
your materials to stay up-to-date.
Below is a list of content needed to fulfil most of your needs for creating messages communication products
and activities. As you consider each topic, note whether content is available and where it can be found. Some
relevant WHO resources are filled in as examples. This content was developed for global audience and needs
adaptation for country and community contexts where relevant and possible.
GENERAL INFORMATION NEEDED BY MOST AUDIENCES ABOUT COVID-19
Topics for multiple au-diences Location of content
What is COVID-19? https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
How is it transmitted? https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
What are its symptoms? https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
How severe is it?
How contagious is it? https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
How can I prevent becoming https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
What is happening now in the COVID-19 outbreak?
How many cases are there?
Regularly updated information can be found at
Where are the cases Regularly updated information can be found at https://www.who.int/emer-
How many deaths have Regularly updated information can be found at https://www.who.int/emer-
occurred because of gencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
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