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

The COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

Every day, their teams collect data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes from all 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. The dataset is currently in use by national and local news organizations across the United States and by research projects and agencies worldwide. Their data API (which allows sites and apps to import our dataset automatically) receives about two million requests per day.

On April 15, they launched the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a partnership between the COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Antiracist Research that collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic within the United States.

Source: COVID Tracking Project

Date of Publication: September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Posters, Cambodia

Below are three posters produced to instruct the public about various aspects of living during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breastfeeding – This graphic of a mother holding her child contains information on how to safely breastfeed when mothers are infected with COVID-19.

General prevention – This graphic contain information on general preventive behaviors such as physical distance, mask use and hand hygiene.

Self-isolation – This graphic promotes self-isolation and information on what self-isolation means and why it is important.

COVID Prevention for Children – This poster contains a graphic of general preventive behaviors such as hand washing, sneezing into elbow, and symptoms, with Khmer text.

Handwashing – This poster provides step by step instructions on how to wash hands properly with soap and water.

Source: Save the Children

Date of Publication: August 12, 2020

Infographics about COVID-19 in Many Languages

These infographics were designed through a strategic process led by Harvard Medical Students, Harvard School of Public Health professionals and alumni as well as physicians.

The infographics designers are now partnering with the Cincinnati Health Department to make more specific infographics.

Source: Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health

Date of Publication: July 21, 2020

Infographics in Multiple Languages

This initiative produced over 55 infographics designs in over 60 languages in order to empower many communities in Africa and beyond.

The infographics are available in over 60 languages, including:

  • Amhari
  • Bemba
  • Chinchewa
  • English
  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Luganda
  • Lumasaba
  • Madinka
  • Pidgin
  • Portuguese
  • Setswana
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Wolayita
  • Wolof
  • Yakurr
  • Yala
  • Yoruba
  • …and more

Source: Slum and Rural Health Initiative

Date of Publication: July 21, 2020

Date of Publication: July 21, 2020

Date of Publication: July 21, 2020