Faka-Tonga (Tongan) health information

Below you will find links to health information translated into Tongan. Some 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

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  • Understanding cancer, Cancer Society NZ Tongan/English (pdf, 9 pages), 2008 
  • Early detection is your best protection, Counties Manukau Health, Tongan(webpage)

Dengue fever

  • Dengue fever: Fact sheet, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, NZ Tongan English (pdf, 3 pages)


  • Diabetes in pregnancy: Gestational diabetes, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Keeping well with diabetes, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 1.4 MB)
  • Starting insulin for people with type 2 diabetes, Waitematā District Health Board NZ Tongan English (pdf, 15 pages)
  • Four steps to control your diabetes for life, Medline Plus Tongan/English (pdf, 15 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), US Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Two reasons I find time to prevent diabetes: my future & theirs, Medline Plus Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)
  • Diabetes prevention, Auckland District Health Board NZ & Diabetes Projects Trust NZ Tongan English (pdf, 1 page), 2011
  • Type 2 diabetes – factsheet, Diabetes NZ Tongan English (pdf, 1 page), 2011


  • Gout information, PHARMAC NZ Tongan English (pdf, 15 pages).
  • Stop Gout,  Ministry of Health, Tongan (pdf, 12 pages).

Health services

Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis A: fact sheet, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, NZ Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)


  • BCG vaccine: Information for parents, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 261 KB)
  • BCG vaccine: Aftercare for parents, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 129 KB)
  • Immunise your child on time, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 331 KB)
  • The tuberculin skin test, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Tongan (pdf, 2 pages) English (pdf, 1 page)
  • Tuberculosis factsheet, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia Tongan English (pdf, 3 pages). 


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

Meningitis (meningococcal disease)

  • Meningitis: Signs and symptoms, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 427 KB)

Oral health

  • It's easy to protect your family's smile, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf 2.7 MB)

Pacific quit smoking service

Palliative care 

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

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  • Steps of rheumatic fever, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, NZ Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)

Skin infections

  • Serious skin infections in children, Starship Children's Health NZ Tongan English/Maori (pdf, 2 pages)

Sexual health

  • Teen sexual health: You and your teenager, Health Ed NZ English (pdf 1.4 MB). 

Women’s health

  • Immunise against HPV (human papillomavirus), Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf 321 KB)
  • BreastScreen Aotearoa, Health Ed NZ Tongan English (pdf, 311 KB)


  • Warfarin: What you need to know, Waitematā District Health Board NZ Tongan English (pdf, 2 pages)

Learn Tongan

Resource Details
Learn Tongan site

UniLang Language website - Tongan for beginners

Website and community forums designed to help people learn different languages and cultures. 
Content separated into sections to provide a structured step by step introduction for beginners. 
Tongan dictionary

Tongan Dictionary 


Find more translated health information at Health Translations, Australia.