Websites for health information in various languages

Here you can find some websites providing health information in several languages. These resources have been grouped by country with New Zealand websites listed first. 

While every attempt has been made to check the accuracy of the information linked to, we do not monitor the content of third-party websites and do not accept any responsibility for any third-party website. 

See also our separate language pages and individual health pages.

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Healthinfo, NZ

Health information in multiple languages can be found on the Healthinfo website(external link). If a HealthInfo page has links to information in languages other than English, it mentions this in a blue heading at the top of the page.

HealthEd, NZ

Free public health resources from Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora and other health providers. For further information visit their website.(external link) Click on the language tab to choose a language.

Your local doctor, NZ

Videos about the healthcare system in NZ including where to go for healthcare, where to go for medications. Available in several languages. For further information visit their website(external link) and click on ‘Useful links’..

Asian Family Services, NZ 

Asian Family Services provide professional counselling and advice in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Hindi.
Free phone: 0800 862 342 or visit their website.(external link) 

Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa (formerly called Family Planning)

Sexual health resources(external link) are available in Māori, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi and Somali.

DermNet, NZ

At the top right of the DermNet website(external link), click on the translate button and select your language of choice. 
Note: this service uses Google Translate which may not provide an exact translation in all languages.

Your Emotional Wellbeing during pregnancy and beyond, NZ

A booklet developed by the maternity service at Waitematā DHB to support pregnant women and mothers. The following links provide the information in these languages: English(external link), Simplified 中文(external link), Traditional 中文(external link), 한국어 (external link), Hindi(external link), Tagalog(external link), Pashtu(external link), Urdu(external link), Japanese(external link), Thai(external link), Arabic(external link), Indonesian(external link), Vietnamese(external link)

Health Translations, Australia

This website has extensive resources in many languages(external link). It's an Australian website but much of the information is relevant to New Zealand.

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia

Over 450 publications on health in a wide range of languages, including some in Samoan and Tongan. You can find them here.(external link) 

Refugee Health Network, Australia

A number of translated health information. You can find them here(external link).

Easy-to-understand health information, UK link) has over 500 easy-to-understand health information leaflets about common health conditions and concerns. There are also videos you can watch and each pamphlet has audio available.
Note: the information on is for people living in the United Kingdom and it isn't always relevant for New Zealand conditions.

Doctors of the World, UK

Here you can find a series of resources addressing common questions about health. Use the filters and select your language. Read more here.(external link) 

Heron, UK

Health and social care information in a range of community languages and alternative format. Read more here.(external link) 

NHS Inform, UK

Find health resources in other languages here.(external link)

Health Information Translations, US

Health Information Translations provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Read more here.(external link) 

EthnoMed, US

EthnoMed contains a range of useful resources including cultural profiles, information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics for immigrants and refugee populations. It also has links to patient education materials in a wide variety of languages. For further information visit Ethnomed(external link) and click on ‘Cultures’ at the top of the page.

California Health Literacy Initiative, US

Multicultural and multilingual health information, plus information on health literacy.  See more here.(external link)

MedlinePlus, US

Information for the public in 60 languages from the US National Library of Medicine. Read more here.(external link) 

World Health Organisation

WHO provides information in several languages including ChineseFrenchSpanishRussian and Arabic. To choose a language, click on the 'select languages' button on the top right side of the WHO website(external link).

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