I would like to share with you this recent article from the economist on how language problems bedevil the response to crises
To solve them, interpreters must grasp cultural differences as well as linguistic ones.
And more about translators without borders
All my best regards.
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HIFA profile: Isabelle Wachsmuth-Huguet, MSc, MPH has been working for World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003 and has 20 years of expertise on international network promoting and implementing knowledge management solutions in both high and low income countries. She is currently Project manager, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, Service Delivery & Safety (SDS), Emerging Issues, Quality Universal Health Coverage (QUHC), at WHO Geneva. She is also the coordinator and lead moderator of the WHO Global Francophone Forum - Health Information For All (HIFA-Fr: http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-french). She is a member of the HIFA working group on Multilingualism.
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