Samoan health information

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:

Babies & children

Cancer

  • Understanding cancer, Cancer Society NZ Sāmoan/English (pdf, 8 pages)

Dengue fever

  • Dengue fever fact sheet, Auckland Regional Public Health Service Sāmoan English (pdf, 3 pages).

Dementia

Diabetes

  • Keeping well with diabetes, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 1.2 MB)
  • Starting insulin for people with type 2 diabetes, Waitemata District Health Board NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 15 pages)
  • Four steps to control your diabetes for life, Medline Plus Sāmoan/English (pdf, 30 pages). 
  • Taking care of your diabetes means taking care of your heart, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), USA Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages).                  

Gout

Immunisation

  • About immunisation
    • Immunise your child on time, Health Ed NZ Samoan English (pdf, 331 KB).
  • Tuberculosis prevention and immunisation
    • Information for parents, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 265 KB)
    • BCG vaccine: After care for parents, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English   (pdf, 130 KB).
    • The tuberculin skin test, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages). 
    • Tuberculosis fact sheet, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sāmoan English (pdf, 3 pages). 
  • Other vaccines
    • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine: What you need to know, Medline Plus Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages). 
    • Polio vaccine: What you need to know, Medline Plus Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages). 

Medication information

  • Medicines information for heart failure, Waitemata District Health Board NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 15 pages).
  • Medicines information for coronary artery disease (heart attack), Waitemata District Health Board NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 15 pages).
  • Warfarin: What you need to know, Waitemata District Health Board NZ Samoan English

Meningitis (meningococcal disease)

Nutrition

Oral health

  • It's easy to protect your family's smile, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English

Pacific quit smoking service

Rheumatic fever

  • Rheumatic fever fact sheet, Auckland Regional Public Health Service Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages).

Skin infections

  • Serious skin infections in children, Starship Children's Health Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages).

Sexual health

  • Teen sexual health: You and your teenager, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 1.43 MB). 

Women’s health

  • Immunise against HPV (Human Papillomavirus), Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 292 KB).
  • BreastScreen Aotearoa, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 312 KB).
  • Postnatal depression, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages). 

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