The interpreter as intercultural mediator in the acquisition of health literacy: a case study from Kenya

Yolanda Moreno-Bello


This study discusses the role that interpreters play in contributing to health literacy.
Culture and language, as constituents of the experiential context, affect the comprehension of health information (Andrulis and Brach, 2007) and therefore are of great relevance for community interpreting in healthcare settings. Based on data collected from personal interviews with healthcare practitioners in two health centres in Kenya between October 2018 and February 2019, this article showcases the need for culturally attuned interpreters in cross-cultural and interlinguistic contexts to facilitate the access to health literacy.

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