In order to be a contributor of content, we’re looking for people with:
Health knowledge As this is a community-based, crowd-sourced project, we do not require specific training to become a contributor. However, because health content can be specialized in nature, we highly encourage contributions from medical, nursing or public health students, professors or professionals or others who work in the health field. Contributors should also choose to translate articles for which they feel comfortable in their understanding of the topic.
Language skill Similarly, no formal language training is required to become a contributor. However, contributors should be fluently bilingual such that they can understand the English version and translate the content in a way that will be understandable to speakers of the local language. Additionally, we strongly encourage contributors to adapt the content to make it relevant and meaningful to the local community.
Review. To ensure health content is of good quality, the English articles chosen for projects are either provided by a reputable source or have been reviewed by others. In the case of Wikipedia articles, only articles of a “B” or higher grading were selected for projects. Read more about Wikipedia’s grading system. To maintain quality in translation, a reviewer will assess the quality of a translated article in Wikipedia and if satisfied, will sign off on that article in the language project page. If changes are required to improve the translation or to make the material more locally relevant, the reviewer will login into Wikipedia to make changes before signing off on the article's quality.
In addition, Google.org will make a donation to a local health organization of 3 US cents per English word translated. That means your contribution will have double the impact! You’ll help increase access to health information and increase the value of Google.org’s donation.
Google.org, through its Charitable Giving Fund at the Tides Foundation, will donate up to $50,000 to Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, the Public Health Foundation of India, and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) for translations made in Arabic, Hindi and Swahili, respectively, within the designated time. Read more.