How language problems bedevil the response to crises

16 November, 2018

Dear All,

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.

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All my best regards.

Isabelle Wachsmuth

World Health Organization

Health System and Innovation

Service Delivery and Safety

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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: She is a member of the HIFA working group on Multilingualism.

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