Friday, January 16, 2015

Health information in African languages ... from the US

A number of health agencies in the US have information available in various languages, as part of serving immigrant communities. These include some African languages. A sampling of sites includes:
  • National Institutes of Health
  • EthnoMed (includes short list by language, as well as list of other sites, some of which may have materials in diverse languages)
  • Echo Minnesota (page has several languages, both in a short list on left and in the sidebar at right)
African languages with significant materials include: Amharic; Arabic; Oromo; Somali; Swahili; and Tigrinya. Such materials are freely available for use. They might also help in drafting articles for Wikipedia editions in those languages (per the work of Wiki Project Medicine's Translation Task Force).

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