English (Englisch)

Welcome to Germany (Willkommen in Deutschland)

Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

What do I need when I enter Germany? Where can I learn German? How can I find somewhere to live and a job? Will my school-leaving certification or my training be recognised? This brochure provides information on this and other questions.

Health guide for asylum seekers in Germany (Ratgeber Gesundheit für Asylsuchende in Deutschland)

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

The Guide informs asylum seekers about medical care in Germany and provides practical tips on disease and infection prevention.

My Health Booklet (Das tip doc Gesundheitsheft für Asylbewerber)

Bild und Sprache e.V.

The health flyer contains material that is helpful when advising asylum seekers about, for instance, vaccinations and hygiene, and aims to facilitate health care for asylum seekers.

How to Get Medicines in Germany? (Wie erhalte ich Medikamente in Deutschland)

Aponet.de

The flyer informs migrants about the following questions: where can I get medication? What do “prescription-only” and “pharmacy-only” mean? What does medication cost?

Medication in Germany (Medikamente in Deutschland)

Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände

 

 

 

Vocabulary for emergencies (Notfall-Wortschatz)

notfall-wortschatz.de (Sprachenlernen24)

I have a pain here … (Ich habe hier Schmerzen)

Apotheken-Umschau

The dictionary explains, in six languages, the main medical terms using images and pictograms.

Become an organ sponsor (Organpaten werden)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Brochure with brief information on the most important questions about organ donation.

Live healthy – stay healthy (Wegweiser Gesund leben, gesund bleiben)

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

How can you help your children get off to a healthy start in life? Which medical check-ups for children and adolescents are available to you? What does breast cancer early detection mean for women? How can you stay healthy as you grow older and preserve your independence for as long as possible? This brochure answers this and other questions.

Sexuality, your health and you (Sexualität, Deine Gesundheit und Du)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

HIV Facts and Myths (HIV-Übertragung)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Where there are risks and where there are none  – situations, risks, suggestions, description of the transmission pathways and non-transmission pathways of HIV infection and suggestions on protection against AIDS.

Attention! Mushroom poisoning! (Warnhinweise Giftpilze)

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Already more than 30 life-threatening illnesses caused by death cap mushrooms amongst refugees. German physicians warn against picking mushrooms for consumption.

Physical activity (Bewegung)

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This information leaflet is part of the REFUGIUM – Refugee Health Awareness and Empowerment Programme launched by the Health Sciences Department of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). The information will help you, your family and friends to maintain or recover your health in Germany.

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Hygiene in Everyday Life (Hygiene im Alltag)

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This information leaflet is part of the REFUGIUM – Refugee Health Awareness and Empowerment Programme launched by the Health Sciences Department of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). The information will help you, your family and friends to maintain or recover your health in Germany.

Healthy Nutrition in Germany (Ernährung)

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This information leaflet is part of the REFUGIUM – Refugee Health Awareness and Empowerment Programme launched by the Health Sciences Department of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). The information will help you, your family and friends to maintain or recover your health in Germany.

Do not shake babies! (Babys nicht schütteln)

Techniker Krankenkasse Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz

The Thuringian working group (LAG) on the protection of children and adolescents and the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), in cooperation with the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Thuringian Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family, have published the information flyer “Don’t shake babies” in order to raise awareness of the dangers of shaking babies and infants.

10 opportunities for your child (10 Chancen für Ihr Kind)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

An overview of tips and information on the early detection check-ups U1 to U9 for children.

Tips for hygiene: The easy way to stay healthy (Ganz einfach gesund bleiben: Tipps für das Hygieneverhalten)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Hygiene information for parents

Short. Brief. Info for parents (KURZ.KNAPP.Elterninfo)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The leaflet “Vaccinations” provides information on the latest vaccination recommendations for children and sums up in a succinct manner what parents should know about this topic. For instance, it explains why conditions known as children’s diseases are by no means harmless or why parents, grandparents and other close contact persons really need to check and top up their own vaccination protection.

Schedule: Important things to do around the time of birth (Fahrplan „Rund um die Geburt“)

Bezirksamt Treptow-Köpenick von Berlin

It provides details of the competent public authorities, central contact points, medical facilities (e.g. maternity hospitals) and district and neighbourhood family centres. The aim is to inform (soon-to-be) families as early as possible – ideally already during pregnancy – about support options but also about the necessary formalities.

Information on Breastfeeding for Expectant Mothers (Stillempfehlungen für Schwangere)

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

The National Breastfeeding Commission at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) provides information in its leaflets “Breastfeeding recommendations for pregnant women” (to be inserted in the maternity record) and “Breastfeeding recommendations for infancy” (to be inserted in the child’s medical check-up record) about the importance of breastfeeding and the professional help available in the event of difficulties when breastfeeding.

Recommendations for breastfeeding in infancy (Stillempfehlungen für die Säuglingszeit)

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

The National Breastfeeding Commission at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) provides information in its leaflets “Breastfeeding recommendations for pregnant women” (to be inserted in the maternity record) and “Breastfeeding recommendations for infancy” (to be inserted in the child’s medical check-up record) about the importance of breastfeeding and the professional help available in the event of difficulties when breastfeeding.

Head lice … what should be done? (Kopfläuse… was tun?)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Information on the spread and control of head lice.

Protective Vaccination (Wegweiser Schutzimpfungen)

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

The Guide contains the vaccination recommendations of the Permanent High Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) and explains, amongst other things, the social importance of vaccination. In addition, it identifies the transmission pathways and risks of infectious diseases. It contains an overview of the risks and possible side effects of vaccination and answers practical vaccination questions.

Vaccination schedule (Impfkalender)

Robert Koch-Institut

The vaccination calendar for infants, children, adolescents and adults is part of the recommendations of the Permanent High Commission on Vaccination (STIKO). The vaccination calendar gives a quick overview of the recommended vaccinations.

Vaccinations: Protecting your child against infectious diseases (Informationen zu den Impfungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The most important aspects of vaccinations during childhood and adolescence including a tabular overview of when and for which diseases vaccination is recommended.

Measles – Mumps - Rubella (Masern Mumps Röteln)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Information on vaccination for measles, mumps and German measles during childhood and adolescence and for young adults.

Annual vaccination for people over 60 (Grippeimpfung ab 60)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Information on the influenza vaccination for people from the age of 60.

Yearly vaccinations for people with chronic illnesses (Grippeimpfung für chronisch Kranke)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Information for people with chronic disorders

Vaccination during pregnancy protects both mother and unborn child (Grippeimpfung für Schwangere)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The brochure is intended for pregnant women and explains why vaccination is important for them and how safe the vaccine is for mother and child.

Flyer „Hepatitis B“

Landeshauptstadt München

Munich’s Department of Health and Environment (Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt - RGU) launched the project “Recommendations for the improved handling of hepatitis B in Munich” to curb the spread of the liver inflammation, hepatitis B, transmitted by viruses in this city.

Information about Mammography Screening (Informationen zum Mammographiescreening)

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

You can access important information about the mammography screening programme at a glance here.

Attending or waiving the information consultation (Flyer Mammographiescreening)

Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie

You can access important information about the mammography screening programme at a glance here.

Motherpass (Mutterpass)

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

The maternity record was translated into English for information purposes. The German version is the authoritative version.

Maternal Health (Müttergesundheit)

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

Besides information on all aspects of physical health during and after pregnancy, you will find extensive information on prenatal care in Germany and on legal aspects at the workplace here.

Depression – Guide for family members (Depressionen Ratgeber für Familienangehörige)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

This information is intended for the relatives of people suffering from depression. It provides tips and advice on how to deal with this situation.

Psychotherapy Guide (Wegweiser Psychotherapie)

Betriebskrankenkassen Landesverband Bayern

The Psychotherapy Guide provides information on the most important questions that arise at the beginning of psychotherapy.

Trauma induced disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Wegweiser PTBS)

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

This Guide answers questions on the onset and treatment of mental illness in the aftermath of traumatic experiences.

How can I help my traumatised child? (Ratgeber für Flüchtlingseltern)

Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer

Many children of migrants have experienced war and violence in their home country or terrible helplessness and a feeling of being completely at the mercy of others during their flight. Often, they suffer for a long time from their traumatic experiences and start displaying behaviour that differs from what their parents are familiar with.

Mental Health (Psychische Gesundheit)

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This information leaflet is part of the REFUGIUM – Refugee Health Awareness and Empowerment Programme launched by the Health Sciences Department of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). The information will help you, your family and friends to maintain or recover your health in Germany.

How does Asthma affect you? (Asthma)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Sufferers even manifest a strong defence reaction to what are actually harmless stimuli. A bronchial inflammation develops in the lungs. They become constricted. This leads to difficulty breathing which can be life-threatening in extreme cases. You will find important information on asthma here.

Diabetes

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

Diabetes, a metabolic disease, with an estimated 12 million sufferers is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in Germany. Preventive and health-promoting measures are very important in order to minimise the risk of developing this disease.

Type 2 Diabetes – What does treatment involve? (Behandlung von Diabetes Typ 2)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Type 2 diabetes is very widespread amongst adults. A persistently high blood sugar level is a typical symptom. If left untreated, it can damage vessels and nerves. The functioning of different organs like the eyes and kidneys can be seriously impaired. Diabetes responds well to treatment. You can even take the most important steps yourself: live your life in a mindful and healthy way. You may even be able to do without medication.

Heart failure – What you need to know (Herzschwäche)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Your doctor has diagnosed a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD). This is a serious condition that persists throughout a lifetime. If specific treatment is administered, you can however achieve a state which is comparable to that of a healthy individual.

Coronary heart disease – What is that? (Koronare Herzkrankheit)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Your doctor has diagnosed a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD).This is a serious condition that persists throughout a lifetime. If specific treatment is administered, you can however achieve a state which is comparable to that of a healthy individual.

Coronary heart disease – What to do in an emergency (Koronare Herzkrankheit – Verhalten im Notfall)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

You have a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD and know that this condition has to be taken seriously. This information explains how to recognise dangerous situations and how best to react in the event of an emergency.

Sudden back pain – What can I do? (Kreuzschmerz akut)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Recently you developed back pain and want to know where the aches and pains come from, how to treat them and what you can do yourself to alleviate them. The first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common sources of pain in Germany. Around three in four Germans say that they have had aches and pains of this kind at least once in their lives.

Proactive steps to relieve chronic back pain (Kreuzschmerz chronisch)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

You have been suffering from back pain for some time. Aches and pains of this kind can impose considerable constraints on your daily life. Fortunately, back pain is very rarely a sign of a serious physical illness and you, yourself, can do a great deal to enhance your wellbeing.

You can find out what chronic back pain means, how it develops and how it is treated here.

Tuberculosis (Tuberkulose)

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

 

Tuberculosis is one of the most frequent infectious diseases. Around the globe an estimated nine million people contract this disease annually; for more than one million it proves fatal ever year.

Many people are mainly familiar with tuberculosis from historical works and they think of sanatoriums in the mountains. In Germany the disease has become rare thanks to good care and hygiene. But, here, too over 4,000 people are affected every year.

Information on care needs assessment (Informationen zur Pflegebegutachtung)

Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung

The most important aspects of care needs assessment by the German Health Insurance Medical Service (MDK): where is the assessment undertaken? What is the procedure during the assessment? What should be borne in mind during the assessment? What happens next? What happens if you don’t agree with the decision of the long-term care insurance provider?

Informations about dementia (Informationen zum Krankheitsbild „Demenz“)

Netzwerk Demenz

Anyone who didn’t grow up in Germany may find it difficult to communicate in German. Everyone, irrespective of his/her origins, can ask questions about all aspects of legal assistance.

Care-Tips – Palliative Care (Die Pflegetipps)

Deutsche Palliativ Stiftung

The care tips of the German Palliative Care Foundation contain the tools for the care of infirm people who have an incurable disease. This easy-to-understand brochure is intended for both professional caregivers and people who look after a relative at home in his/her customary environment. It offers practical tips for coping with this difficult time and contributes to considerably improving the patients’ quality of life.

An offer to all who would like to help someone close to them (Ein Angebot an alle die einem nahestehenden Menschen helfen möchten)

Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V.

The brochure is intended for the relatives of people at risk of addiction and addicts. The brochure is divided into six chapters. The first chapter sums up the five following chapters and gives an overview of the brochure contents.

Gambling all you´ve got? (Infobroschüre „Wetten, Du gibst alles?“)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The brochure “Bet you give everything?” provides information on the risks and, more particularly, the dangers and the legal background to sports bets. It is intended for everyone, especially at-risk young people who are looking for information and a deeper understanding of this subject.

Gambling all you´ve got? (Sportwettenflyer „Wetten, Du gibt’s alles?“)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The flyer aims to raise awareness above all in a young target group about sports betting offers on the Internet and in betting shops and about the risks.