Letters Health information for all

Language is essential for access to information

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6253 (Published 18 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6253
  1. Lori Thicke, founder1
  1. 1Translators without Borders, 75011 Paris, France
  1. lori{at}translatorswithoutborders.org

Language is key to accessing information.1 Speakers of a dominant language such as English—including most highly educated professionals in developing countries—may easily overlook the fact that the people who most need healthcare information are …

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