Amharic health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Amharic. Many of the resources are from overseas, so emergency numbers and contact details may differ. In NZ, contact your local health clinic or dial 111 in an emergency.

Choose a section below, or scroll down, to browse resources:

Accessing healthcare

  • When your doctor refers you to a specialist at the hospital, Refugee Health NZ Amharic English

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Children

  • Well child: Fact sheet, Refugee Health NZ Amharic English (1.3 MB). 

Diabetes

  • What is diabetes? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Amharic English 
  • Diabetes: Daily foot check, Ethnomed Amharic/English 
  • Diabetes meal plan basics, EthnoMed Amharic/English (This meal plan and plate model is also suitable for New Zealanders).
  • Exercise and diabetes, EthnoMed Amharic/English (Note: Only some people need to test their blood sugars before exercising. In NZ we use different units for blood glucose range).
  • Diabetes prevention, Auckland District Health Board NZ & Diabetes Projects Trust NZ Amharic English (pdf, 1 page), 2011

Heart disease & high blood pressure

Immunisations

  • Latent tuberculosis infection, Refugee Health NZ Amharic English (pdf, 1.9 MB)
  • Polio vaccine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Immunization Action Coalition Amharic English 
  • Tuberculosis contact investigations, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English

Mental health

  • Coping with stress, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada Amharic English 
  • Does someone you know have a mental illness? NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Amharic English 
  • Understanding addiction, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada Amharic English 

Nutrition

  • Healthy lunches, The State of Queensland, Australia Amharic English 
  • Vitamin D – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board NZ Amharic English (pdf, 1 page), 2012
  • Iron – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZ Amharic English (pdf, 1 page), 2012
  • Calcium – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZ Amharic English (pdf, 1 page), 2014
  • Healthy family food, Refugee Health NZ Amharic English

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Oral health

  • Taking care of teeth, Auckland Regional Public Health Service NZ & NZ Ministry of Health Amharic English

Sexual health

Contraception

  • Emergency contraception: It's not too late to prevent pregnancy, PATH Publications Amharic English

STIs/STDs

  • Chlamydia: Fact sheet, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English
  • Genital warts/HPV: Fact sheet, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English
  • Gonorrhoea: Fact sheet, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English 
  • Hepatitis B: Fact sheet, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English 
  • Syphilis: Fact sheet, Minnesota Department of Health Amharic English 
  • What everyone should know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Amharic English 
  • What is HIV? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Amharic English
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Smoking

  • Live longer: Quit smoking now!  U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Amharic English 
  • Quitline NZ, Visit website or Phone 0800 778 778

Women’s health

  • General overview: Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, HealthReach Amharic English
  • Routine health exams for women (pap test, mammograms), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Amharic English