The Canopy Medical Translator App Overseas

Canopy’s technology is used in clinical settings to improve healthcare for 30 million+ people in the United States who speak limited English.  Overseas, for international health initiatives, the app is an enormous asset to facilitate research and clinical work. The app’s translated medical and dental content (4,000+ phrases) enable providers to take a patient history and conduct a physical exam, give procedural instruction, ask questions about immunizations, healthcare maintenance and more in 15 different languages. Over the last few months, a number of medical institutions and organizations have worked with Canopy to make the app available to students and faculty involved with medical projects abroad. The large majority of the app's content is available offline: you can be working in a rural clinic without cell connection or wifi and still play the phrases out loud.

Two notable partners: the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis in addition to Harvard’s Global Health Delivery Project Online have both made the Canopy app available to their communities.


The Global Health Delivery Project is a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Their objective is to create a global network of professionals dedicated to improving the delivery of quality care. GHDonline is a community forum for discussion and collaboration.

go to ghdonline here

The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis

"The Global Health Center works to improve global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University in St. Louis and around the world."

The foci of the Center are to tackle infectious disease, nutritional deficiency, maternal and child health, productive aging, and cancer and chronic disease with an interdisciplinary approach.


Read more about the projects, research, and objectives of the Global Health Center here

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