The Lancet: Improving health outcomes for people in all corners of the world (1) Multilingualism

23 May, 2020

Dear HIFA colleagues,

I am delighted to see that The Lancet is introducing six new regional titles 'inspired by the World Health Organization (WHO) groupings'

'Interdependence and collaboration are fundamental to solving the problems that we face as a society. The Lancet Regional Health is a new suite of open access general medical journals publishing high-quality, evidence-based research focused on six regions of the world. Our goal is to improve health outcomes by advancing the research agenda, advocating for equal access to quality healthcare for all, and fostering the advancement of clinical practice and health policy.'

The overview page does not mention language. We hope that at least the abstracts of papers are available in the language of the country where the research was undertaken, as advocated by HIFA and now accepted as recommended practice by the World Association of Medical Editors.

Best wishes, Neil

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