Project Example

Eswatini COVID-19 Mythbusters

The ten mythbusters, available in English and Siswati, were developed based on feedback received from chiefdom leadership who identified prevailing myths and misconceptions related to COVID-19 prevention, treatment or stigma related to recovery.

Key mythbusters tackle use of alcohol, garlic, hot baths, home remedies, sex, bleach and sanitizer, and hydroxychoroquine, with key facts. They also address misconceptions that only urban populations or older people are affected and reassure people about recovery.

The myths cover the following topics:

  1. Alcohol: Siswati English
  2. Garlic: Siswati English
  3. Hydroxychloroquine: Siswati English
  4. Older People: Siswati English
  5. Urban People: Siswati English
  6. Home Remedies: Siswati English
  7. Bleach and Sanitizer: Siswati English
  8. Hot Bath: Siswati English
  9. Sex: Siswati English
  10. Recovery: Siswati English

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: June 6, 2021