Gagana fa'a Sāmoa (Samoan) health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Samoan. Many of the following resources are from overseas, so emergency numbers and contact details may differ. In New Zealand, contact your local health clinic or dial 111 in an emergency.

Choose a section below, or scroll down to browse resources:

Babies & children


  • Understanding cancer: Questions you may wish to ask, Cancer Society NZ Sāmoan/English (pdf, 9 pages)

Dengue fever

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



  • Keeping well with diabetes, Health Ed NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 1.2 MB)
  • Starting insulin for people with type 2 diabetes, Waitematā 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).
  • Type 2 diabetes – factsheet, Diabetes NZ Samoan English (pdf, 1 page), 2011
  • Diabetes prevention, Auckland District Health Board NZ & Diabetes Projects Trust NZ Samoan English (pdf, 1 page), 2011                 


Health services


  • 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 (pdf, 2 pages) English (pdf, 1 page)
    • Tuberculosis factsheet, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sāmoan (pdf, 3 pages) English (pdf, 2 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). 

Kidney health

Understanding kidney disease (videos) Samoan 


  • Factsheet – measles, Auckland Regional Public Health Service Samoan (pdf, 1 page) English (pdf, 2 pages)

Medication information

  • Medicines information for heart failure, Waitematā District Health Board NZ Sāmoan (pdf, 8 pages) English (pdf, 20 pages)
  • Medicines information for coronary artery disease (heart attack), Waitematā District Health Board NZ Sāmoan (pdf, 8 pages) English (pdf, 20 pages)
  • Warfarin: What you need to know, Waitematā District Health Board NZ Samoan (pdf, 2 pages) English (pdf, 2 pages)

Meningitis (meningococcal disease)

Oral health

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

Pacific quit smoking service  

Palliative care 

  • What is palliative care? Palliative Outcome Initiative, NZ Sāmoan and English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Understanding morphine and other opioid medicines, Palliative Outcome Initiative, NZ Sāmoan English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Last days of life, Palliative Outcome Initiative, NZ English & Samoan (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Living with life limiting illness, Palliative Outcome Initiative, NZ English & Samoan (pdf, 2 pages)

Rheumatic fever

  • Steps of rheumatic fever, 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 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)

Find more translated health information at Health Translations Australia.