Eswatini COVID-19 Mythbusters

Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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