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appuyer deux centres de santé en médicament

English translation: provide a back-up service/support 2 health centers by supplying/supply 2 health centers with

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French term or phrase:appuyer deux centres de santé en medicaments
English translation:provide a back-up service/support 2 health centers by supplying/supply 2 health centers with
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11:24 Aug 27, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
French term or phrase: appuyer deux centres de santé en médicament
appuyer deux centres de santé en médicaments essentiels
angela asomba-tarer
Local time: 20:47
provide a back-up service ... / support 2 H.C. by supplying.../ supply 2 H.C. with...
Explanation:
The basic meaning of "appuyer" is supply but the idea of support has to be conveyed too if the spirit of the original is to be respected. Choosing the right register of language wmight have been easier had more context been provided, even just the sentence before and the one after the extract we have here.

I thought about using "back-up", but then that suggests that another set-up is providing the main service and those concerned (about whom we know nothing in context) are there "just in case". Never the less, if that is the case then here's one possible rendering :

"provide a back-up service in basic medicines for two health centres "

If those doing the supplying are providing basic supplies but are the only ones doing so, then either :

"support two health centres by supplying basic medicines"

"supply two health centres with basic medicines"



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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 20:47
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thank you for being so helpful
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Summary of answers provided
na +2supply drugs to two health centresBarnaby Capel-Dunn
naprovide a back-up service ... / support 2 H.C. by supplying.../ supply 2 H.C. with...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasupply two health centers with basic drugs (or medications)
Sylvia Valls
naprovide essencial medicine to two health centresRenata Costa
nato back up two health centres with essential medicines
jsavage
na -1to provide support for two health centres in essential drugs
Parrot


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
supply drugs to two health centres


Explanation:
A bit of context would have helped, but I think that something along these lines would be correct?

All the best

Barnaby Capel-Dunn




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Barnaby Capel-Dunn
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mckinnc: sounds fine
45 mins

agree  Anna Beria: I would opt for "eesential medicines" rather than "drugs"
5 hrs
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10 mins
to back up two health centres with essential medicines


Explanation:
"support" or "help" might fit the context, too. "Essential medicines" could also be "basic drugs"....
Cheers.

jsavage
Local time: 19:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14
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2 hrs
provide essencial medicine to two health centres


Explanation:
Hope it helps.
Renata F. da Costa

Renata Costa
Brazil
Local time: 16:47
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
to provide support for two health centres in essential drugs


Explanation:
and medicines.
I know it sounds like a repetition but I've been consulting the WHO website about this terminology with regards to another project and this is what they use.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Anna Beria: Sounds like translationese to me...
2 hrs
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6 hrs
supply two health centers with basic drugs (or medications)


Explanation:
A bit more economical in style than some of the others.

Sylvia Valls
Local time: 13:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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11 hrs
provide a back-up service ... / support 2 H.C. by supplying.../ supply 2 H.C. with...


Explanation:
The basic meaning of "appuyer" is supply but the idea of support has to be conveyed too if the spirit of the original is to be respected. Choosing the right register of language wmight have been easier had more context been provided, even just the sentence before and the one after the extract we have here.

I thought about using "back-up", but then that suggests that another set-up is providing the main service and those concerned (about whom we know nothing in context) are there "just in case". Never the less, if that is the case then here's one possible rendering :

"provide a back-up service in basic medicines for two health centres "

If those doing the supplying are providing basic supplies but are the only ones doing so, then either :

"support two health centres by supplying basic medicines"

"supply two health centres with basic medicines"





Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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thank you for being so helpful
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