Soomaali (Somali) health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Somali. 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: Fact sheet, Health Information Translations Somali/English 

Asthma

  • Asthma: Fact sheet, Health Information Translations Somali/English 

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  • Teething: Fact sheet, Health Information Translations Somali/English 
  • Well Child: Refugee health NZ, Ministry of Health NZ Somali (2.5 MB)

Diabetes

  • Diabetes prevention, Auckland District Health Board NZ & Diabetes Projects Trust NZ Somali English (pdf, 1 page), 2011

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Health services

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

Immunisation

  • Hepatitis B vaccine: What you need to know, Immunization Action Coalition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Somali English 
  • Polio vaccine: What you need to know, Immunization Action Coalition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Somali English 

Infections

  • Latent tuberculosis infection, Refugee Health NZ Somali English (1.6 MB)

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Men’s health

  • Prostate cancer: Fact sheet, Health Information Translations Somali/English 
  • Testicular self-exam: Fact sheet, Health Information Translations Somali/English 

Nutrition

  • Healthy family food, Refugee Health NZ and Ministry of Health NZ Somali English 
  • Vitamin D – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board NZ Somali English (pdf, 1 page), 2012
  • Iron – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZ Somali English (pdf, 1 page), 2012
  • Calcium – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZ Somali English (pdf, 1 page), 2014

Oral health

Smoking

Women’s health

  • Chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, EthnoMed Somali English 
  • Maternity services in New Zealand: Choices for childbirth, Refugee Health NZ and Maternity Services Consumer Council Somali English 
  • NHS breast screening: Breast leaflet Somali NHS breast screening: Program overview English NHS Cancer Screening Programmes. 
  • Signs of labour, Health Information Translations Somali/English 
  • Stages of labour, Health Information Translations Somali/English 
  • Your recovery after caesarean birth, Health Information Translations Somali/English 
  • Your recovery after vaginal birth, Health Information Translations Somali/English