Dari & Farsi health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Dari & Farsi. 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:

Asthma

  • Healthy living toolkit: What is asthma? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 1, pdf, 46 pages) English (2 pages, pdf, 2.1 MB). 

Children

  • First foods for babies, Victorian Refugee Health Network, AustraliaDari English (pdf, 2 pages). 

Diabetes

  • Healthy living toolkit: What is diabetes? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 11, pdf, 46 pages English (see page 82, pdf, 87 pages). 
  • Diabetes prevention, Auckland District Health Board NZ & Diabetes Projects Trust NZ DariEnglish (pdf, 1 page), 2011
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Health services

  • NZ health services, Refugee Health NZ Dari English (pdf, 2 pages)

Heart disease, high blood pressure

  • Healthy living toolkit: Nutrition related diseases – Heart disease, U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 21, pdf, 46 pages) English (see page 47, pdf, 87 pages). 
  • Heart diseases: How treatments can help, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Farsi English (pdf, 2 pages)

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Infections

  • Rubella information (special emphasis for women of childbearing age), NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, AustraliaDari English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Tuberculosis: Fact sheet, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, AustraliaFarsi English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Tuberculin skin test, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, AustraliaFarsi English (pdf, 2 pages)

Men’s health

  • A user’s guide: What every man needs to know, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, AustraliaDari English (pdf, 5 pages). 

Mental health

  • What are mental illnesses? BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information Dari English (pdf, 4 pages)
  • Supporting a friend or family member with a mental illness, BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information Dari English (pdf, 4 pages) 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders and substance use, BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information Farsi English (pdf, 4 pages) 

Nutrition

  • Healthy lunches, Queensland Government, Australia Dari English (pdf, 4 pages)
  • Iron – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZ Dari English (pdf, 1 page), 2012
  • Calcium – factsheet, Refugee Health Network NZ and Auckland District Health Board, NZDariFarsiEnglish (pdf, 1 page), 2014
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Oral health

  • Lift the lip, NSW Health Department, AustraliaFarsi English (pdf, 1 page). 

Sexual health

STIs/STDs

  • Healthy living toolkit: What everyone should know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 37, pdf, 46 pages) English (see page 69, pdf, 87 pages)
  • Healthy living toolkit: What is HIV? U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 23, pdf, 46 pages) English (see page 51, pdf, 87 pages) 

Contraception

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

Smoking

  • Healthy living toolkit: Live longer: Quit smoking now! U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Farsi (see page 35, pdf, 46 pages) English (see page 67, pdf, 87 pages). 
  • Quit Line NZ Quit NZ, Freephone: 0800 778 778
  • Secondhand smoke and your children, Quit, Australia Dari English (pdf, 2 pages)

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Women's health

  • Exercises before and after birth, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, AustraliaDari English (pdf, 20 pages)
  • The PAP test: A way to prevent cervical cancer, PapScreen Victoria, Australia Dari English (pdf, 2 pages)