Linguistic diversity and emergency health alerts: A systematic critical review

“Australia is a world leader in providing valuable resources that support multilingual access to healthcare services. However, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that these resources are not always effective in ensuring that linguistically diverse citizens have access to information in a crisis. In this paper, we consider whether authorities around the world have implemented effective approaches…

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Case Study: Enabling access to multilingual healthcare

(via Humanitech) Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country, with 22% of households speaking a language other than English at home. Yet many women and birthing people who require interpreter and translation services during pregnancy and postpartum have been unable to access them when navigating Australian healthcare settings, which can impact the quality of healthcare and their…

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