Multilingualism is essential for decolonization (2)

23 August, 2021

Thanks to Najeeb for highlighting the article ( - this is an important topic.

I am reminded of when I was teaching immunology to overseas Masters' students. Understanding the difference between mouse and rat was essential - but (pre widespread use of the internet) I would despair at how to explain this difference to students that insisted they were the same creature!

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

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