Burmese health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Burmese. Many of the following 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:

Anaemia

  • Anaemia, Health Messenger Magazine (Aide Médicale Internationale) Burmese/English (pdf, 100 pages, 2.9 MB).  

Asthma

  • Healthy living toolkit: What is asthma? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 1, pdf, 66 pages) English (pdf, 2 pages, 2.1 MB). 

Children

  • Child health, Health Messenger Magazine (Aide Médicale Internationale) Burmese/English (pdf, 108 pages, 2.4 MB)
    Note: Large document. Part I: Health (immunisations, milestone and child development) and Medical; Part II (infections, malnutrition, diarrhea, growth monitoring).
  • Healthy living toolkit: Childhood obesity, U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 7, pdf, 66 pages) English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: Keeping your baby healthy, U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 33, pdf, 66 pages) English (pdf, 2 pages)
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Diabetes

  • Healthy living toolkit: What is diabetes? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 15pdf, 66 pages) English (see page 82, pdf, 87 pages). 

Heart attack/CVD

  • Healthy living toolkit: Nutrition related diseases – Heart disease, U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants  Burmese (see page 27pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 47, pdf, 87 pages). 

Immunisation

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Infections

  • Healthy living toolkit: Common respiratory infections (bronchitis, influenza, and pneumonia), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 11, pdf, 66 pages) English (see page 11, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: What is tuberculosis? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 55, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 77, pdf, 87 pages)

Nutrition

  • Healthy living toolkit: The importance of vitamin D and calcium, U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 65, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 75, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Vitamin D: Fact sheet, NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceAustralia Burmese English (pdf, 1 page) 
  • Vitamin D deficiency, Auckland Refugee Collaborative, Auckland District Health Board, NZ Burmese English (pdf, 1 page)
  • Calcium: Fact sheet, Auckland Refugee Collaborative, Auckland District Health Board, NZ Burmese English (pdf, 1 page)
  • Iron: Fact sheet, Auckland Refugee Collaborative, Auckland District Health Board, NZ Burmese English (pdf, 1 page)
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Sexual health

STIs/STDs

  • Healthy living toolkit: What is hepatitis B? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 29, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 49, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: What is HIV? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 31, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 51, pdf, 87 pages)   

Contraception

  • Diaphragm, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The contraceptive injection: DMPA (depo-provera & depo-ralovera), NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The copper IUD, NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceAustralia Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The male condom, NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceAustralia Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The minipill or progestogen-only pill (POP), NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceAustralia  Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The vaginal ring (NuvaRing), NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceAustralia Burmese English (pdf, 2 pages)
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Smoking

  • Healthy living toolkit: Live longer: Quit smoking now! U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 47, pdf, 66 pages) English (see page 67, pdf, 87 pages). 
  • Quit Line NZ Quit NZ, Freephone: 0800 778 778

Women’s health

  • Maternal health, Health Messenger Magazine (Aide Médicale Internationale) Burmese/English (pdf, 122 pages)
    NOTE: Large document, covers antenatal care, family planning, pregnancy, breastfeeding and complications that may arise after child birth.
  • Healthy living toolkit: Routine health exams for women (PAP test, mammograms), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 61, pdf, 66 pages) English (see page 84, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: What every woman should know about her body (menstrual cycle), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 63, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 86, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: What is breast cancer? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Burmese (see page 5, pdf, 66 pagesEnglish (see page 5, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Breast screening in NZ: See your local doctor or Breast Screen Aotearoa Freephone: 0800 270 200