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Information in other Languages

Refugee Health Service has Multilingual Health Resources, many of which can be downloaded directly from this site. They include:

NSW Health Care System Information Booklet
(June 2015)

A5 Booklet

Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Tamil

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
(2013)

Double sided A4 Pamphlet

Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Tamil

Refugee Health Nurse Program
(Mar 2013)

A4 Pamphlet

Information for Community Members:
English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu

Breathing Space:
Stories of overcoming TB for refugee communities in Australia

DVD

Languages on the DVD:
Dinka, Karen, Burmese, Arabic, Juba Arabic, and English

Health Check DVD:
Health information for recently arrived African communities in Australia

DVD

Languages on the DVD:
English, Dinka, Kirundi, Swahili, Krio, Juba Arabic, and Liberian Pidgin-English
View extracts on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/refugeehealth

Cervical Cancer & Pap Tests

Booklet

Designed to increase Karen women's awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention.
English and Karen

Vitamin D Factsheet
(2013)

Double sided A4 Pamphlet

Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Tamil

Calcium Factsheet
(2013)

Double sided A4 Pamphlet

Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Tamil

Iron Factsheet
(2013)

Double sided A4 Pamphlet

Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Tamil

The Male Condom Factsheet

Double sided A4 Pamphlet

Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi,  Karen, Tamil
and other languages are available from Family Planning NSW site

Healthy Mouth: Something to Smile About

DVD

Arabic (Iraqi), Sudanese Arabic, Dari, English, Karen, Nepali, Tamil, Urdu
Also available as a looped DVD for waiting rooms etc.

Hepatitis B:
Information factsheet for the Tibetan community  

A5 Booklet

English & Tibetan

Getting NDIS ready for your child

A4 booklet English, Arabic (produced in partnership with Northcott)
Getting NDIS ready for you A4 booklet English, Arabic (produced in partnership with Northcott)
Important information for Proposers Pamphlet English, Arabic

 

Looking for other health topics in a refugee language?

You will find a wide range of health topics in multiple languages at the following sites:

Further Information on the Health Resources

Breathing Space: Stories of overcoming TB for refugee communities in Australia
Breathing Space

Produced by: NSW Refugee Health Service & Parramatta Chest Clinic (SWAHS) with funding from the NSW Department of Health
Format: DVD
Duration: 20 minutes
Languages: Dinka, Karen, Burmese, Arabic, Juba Arabic and English.
'Breathing Space' tells the stories of three people with TB: their journey from diagnosis to treatments available from Chest clinics and other public health systems in Australia. The DVD dispels many of the myths and misconceptions about TB, and answers some of the following important questions:

  • What are the early signs of infection?
  • Why is it important to see your family doctor early?
  • Is the screening process confidential?
  • How much does screening and treatment cost?
  • How long is the treatment?

To order a free copy, please contact the Parramatta Chest Clinic, 9843 3113 or the NSW Refugee Health Service.

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Health Check DVD: Health information for recently arrived African communities in Australia
Health Check

Produced by: The NSW Refugee Health Improvement Network, 2007
Format: DVD
Languages: English, Dinka, Kirundi, Swahili, Krio, Juba Arabic or 1 prizeLiberian Pidgin English
Awards: Winner of the Multicultural Health Communication Awards 2007

This resource provides recently arrived African communities with clear information about health checks and procedures in Australia.

Through drama sequences the video answers the following questions:

  • What is a Medicare Card and where can it be used?
  • What does Bulk Billing mean?
  • Why is it important to have your children immunised?
  • Why is it important to wash your hands with soap?
  • Why is it important to arrive on time to see the doctor?
  • How do you call for an ambulance in an emergency?

The DVD can be viewed in English, Dinka, Kirundi, Swahili, Krio, Juba Arabic or Liberian Pidgin English and runs for approximately 16 minutes.

Extracts from the DVD can be downloaded for free online in all seven languages from www.youtube.com/user/refugeehealth. The Health Check DVD can be ordered from NSW Refugee Health Service.

Cervical Cancer & Pap Tests
 

Produced by: NSW Refugee Health Service, Cancer Council NSW, The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre, October 2009
Format: Booklet
Languages: English and Karen

This booklet was developed as part of the Combating Cervical Cancer Project undertaken with Karen women refugees. The project aimed to increase Karen women's awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention. Aside from the development of this written resource, community education sessions and Pap tests were provided to project participants.

Topics include:

  • Nature of cervical cancer
  • Risk factors for cervical cancer
  • Symptoms of cervical cancer
  • Preventative practices, including having regular Pap tests
  • What happens during a Pap test?
  • Where can women get a Pap test?
Healthy Mouth Something to Smile About
Medicines

Produced by: NSW Refugee Health Service (2012) and funded by NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy.  Additional funds made available for Urdu language by Western Sydney Local Health District.
Format: DVD standard or looped
Duration: 24 min
Languages: English, Arabic (Iraqi), Sudanese Arabic, Dari, Karen, Nepali, Tamil, Urdu

Access on-line via links to the required language, or order a free DVD from NSW Refugee Health Service on PH. 8778 0770 or by email: SWSLHD-RefugeeHealth@health.nsw.gov.au.

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