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French translation: Hôpital de district

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07:31 Sep 12, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: district hospital
In a text dealing with health in some African developing countries.
As opposed to "health center". It seems that a district hospital is the facility one level up from the local health center (the bottom of the service pyramid). Some
countries don't call it a district hospital, but internationally that seems
to be the single best term.
FPL
French translation:Hôpital de district
Explanation:
I ran an Alta Vista search for "hôpital de district" + OMS (World Health Organizaton) and got lots and lots of hits, including a whole lot for Africa, so I'd think you were quite safe on this one.

Relevant Alta Vista page, below:
Selected response from:

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 08:23
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Summary of answers provided
nacentre hospitalier régionalsktrans
nacentre hospitalier
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naHopital regional
Neli Stoyanova, MD
naHôpital de district
Yolanda Broad


  

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10 mins
Hôpital de district


Explanation:
I ran an Alta Vista search for "hôpital de district" + OMS (World Health Organizaton) and got lots and lots of hits, including a whole lot for Africa, so I'd think you were quite safe on this one.

Relevant Alta Vista page, below:


    Reference: http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=%2B%22h%F4pital+de+...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 720
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33 mins
Hopital regional


Explanation:
This is the hospital which serves the district. It is at 2-5 hours driving distance from 7-10 health centers and offers surgery, obstetrics and other kind of help you can't get in the health center. Usually in Africa the first time you find a doctor is the district hospital.

Neli Stoyanova, MD
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Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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1 hr
centre hospitalier


Explanation:
CENTRE HOSPITALIER (CH) can be UNIVERSAITAIRE (CHU), NATIONAL (CHN) and maybe others. All over in France this terms is commonly used.

Two examples :

www.hopital-paul-morel-vesoul.fr
www.ch-valvert-marseille.fr

And the African web search machine MBOLO confirmed that the term is used in French-speaking Africa (Burkina Fasso, Ivory Coast...)

Check out www.mbolo.com, tap in CENTRE HOSPITALIER and you will get lots of hits!

Bon courage,

Nikki


    Reference: http://www.hopital-paul-morel-vesoul.fr
    www.mbolo.com (moteur de recherche du web francophone africain)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 14:23
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1 day 10 hrs
centre hospitalier régional


Explanation:
Just a variant that I have seen used for many French institutions. Knowing that the French were for a while in many African countries, maybe this term has stayed there even after their departure.

sktrans
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
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