Terminology

Terminology

Wolof Vocabulary (pdf)

Prepared by Zachary Gersten

Zachary Gersten

Zachary Gersten is a Master of Public Health candidate concentrating in Global Health and African Studies at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is a US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow and has studied Wolof for five years. His research interests include the application of Lean Management to healthcare organizations operating in low-resource settings and using local languages, scripts, and health vocabulary to increase the health literacy of rural Sahelian communities. He currently works with YouthBuild Just-A-Start, where he is developing a health education curriculum for low-income Latino/Hispanic adolescents.