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The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (Australia)

NSW offers a wide range of multilingual health information leaflets giving information written by doctors on a wide range of health topics in over 50 languages. Information may need to be adapted for local use.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:06]

Health Education Brochures in multiple languages

University of Utah (US) established The 24 languages project which provides electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in over 24 different languages.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:05]

Vaccines: multi lingual information sheets

Immunization Action Coalition (US) leaflets explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Available in a 26 languages.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:06]


Provides information in over 11 languages. Aim is to deliver culturally appropriate and accurately translated materials in welfare law, debt, employment, health, housing, immigration and welfare benefits.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:06]

Emergency multilingual phrasebook

The Emergency Multilingual phrasebook, produced and updated by the British Red Cross Society with advice and funding from DH and endorsed by the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM) is translated into 36 languages. It covers the most common medical questions and terms to help first contact staff communicate with patients who do not speak English and make an initial assessment while an interpreter is contacted.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:07]

NHS Equip: Information in languages other than English and for ethnic groups

Provides links to interpretation services and details of specific medical conditions in other languages. Scroll down to locate appropriate section.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:07]

Ethnicity and health: non-English languages

Good site provided by Health Promotion Hertfordshire gives links to websites and organisations which produce health material in languages other than English.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:07]

DH /NHS Direct: NHS language and translation framework

NHS Direct is a 24-hour telephone health advice and information service; it also provides a telephone interpreting and translation service. The framework agreement covers 24-hour access to interpreters on the telephone in any language with an emphasis on the provision of a UK based service. Tel: 0845 4647

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:07]

Black Health Initiative: NHS resources for asylum seekers in the UK

This resource enables people to access translated information on health services, there are national guides and also regional guides specific to the Leeds area. Available in 16 languages, it covers topics such as The NHS, emergency health services, GPs, NHS Direct, other health services, interpreters.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:06]

Food Standards Agency

Provides information in Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 12:06]

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