Care to Translate is thrilled to announce a significant partnership with Médecins du Monde Belgique. As the Belgian branch of the international humanitarian organization Médecins du Monde, also known as Doctors of the World, they are committed to providing medical assistance to vulnerable populations. Founded in 1980, Doctors of the World now operates in over 80 countries, offering crisis relief, child and maternity services, as well as support for migrant populations.
Médecins du Monde Belgique is dedicated to providing medical care and advocating for vulnerable populations, including migrants, refugees, and people living in poverty. With their extensive experience and commitment to healthcare access, Médecins du Monde has emerged as a leader in the sector, continuously working towards ending health inequities.
The partnership between Care to Translate and Médecins du Monde Belgique is rooted in their shared vision of breaking down language barriers in healthcare settings. By leveraging Care to Translate's translation tool, Médecins du Monde Belgique aims to complement their existing translators and cultural mediators, especially for services without appointments.
“For our beneficiaries, the language barrier is an important reason for not being able to access their right to quality healthcare. With this partnership, we will have access to an extra tool to improve communication with our beneficiaries in moments when we aren't able to organize translators or intercultural mediators.”
Joris Van Hamme, Medical Project Coordinator at Médecins du Monde Belgique
Across a variety of projects, including medical consultations, the digital translator will be used to improve communication on social and medical matters between patients and healthcare professionals.
"We are excited to partner with Médecins du Monde Belgique to help address the issue of language barriers in healthcare. By combining our digital translator with Médecins du Monde Belgique's essential work, we can truly make a difference in the lives of underserved communities, improving access to healthcare and promoting inclusivity. It will also help us further understand the needs of these communities regarding inclusive communication."
Maja Magnusson, CEO of Care to Translate
Both organizations look forward to jointly advancing their mission of providing inclusive and high-quality healthcare services. The partnership will commence immediately and span across a variety of projects operated by Médecins du Monde Belgique.