Rheumatic fever campaign: radio commercials

These radio commercials were broadcast to support the Ministry of Health and HPA rheumatic fever campaign.

Radio advertisements, with various messages, in English, Te Reo, Tongan and Sāmoan.  If you would like to use one or more of these advertisements in your region please email the HPA.

English

English read, Pacific audience, real story 1 - see a doctor, 45 seconds

Male speaker: Well first of all I had no idea what rheumatic fever was. I thought it was, to be honest and completely ignorant of it, I thought it was a fever that goes away. Once it goes away it goes away. I couldn’t understand how a sore throat ends up to be a lifetime heart complication. How does that happen?! The kids always have flus and colds and what not but why this time and why did it happen now? If somebody told me years ago or earlier that it starts off with a sore throat I think it might have been different.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat, see a doctor or a nurse immediately.

English read, Pacific audience, real story 1 - call Healthline, 45 seconds

Male speaker: Well first of all I had no idea what rheumatic fever was. I thought it was, to be honest and completely ignorant of it, I thought it was a fever that goes away. Once it goes away it goes away. I couldn’t understand how a sore throat ends up to be a lifetime heart complication. How does that happen?! The kids always have flus and colds and what not but why this time and why did it happen now? If somebody told me years ago or earlier that it starts off with a sore throat I think it might have been different.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat, call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

English read, Pacific audience, real story 2 - antibiotics message, 45 seconds

Male speaker: So I was 16 years old and I had a really sore throat what I now realise is that sore throat went on to become rheumatic fever and I did not make any connections with a sore throat and a heart condition which I've now got. I think that for any Pacific children at the age from 4-19 years old, do not decide that it may be a flu or a cold, leave that up to the health professionals. Then you've got to take the prescribed antibiotics for 10 days.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If they are given antibiotics, make sure they take them for the full 10 days, even if they feel better.

English read, real story 3 - see a doctor, 45 seconds

Female speaker: Our experience with rheumatic fever -- our lives were turned upside down.
Male speaker: It started off with a sore throat one morning by lunch time it was gone.
Female speaker: We didn't think anything of it.
Male speaker: It was no more than just a normal cold really. rheumatic fever to me was an old school kind of thing and I didn't know how it came about.
Female speaker: Yeah I had never heard of it before. It didn't really register how bad it was.
Male speaker: The fact it developed so easily really caught us out. If your child complains about having a sore throat, then take him to the doctor.
Female speaker: Get your child checked straight away. Sore throat, it's not worth the risk.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat see, a doctor or nurse immediately.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 - see a doctor, 30 seconds

Female speaker: They found that she had rheumatic fever. Yeah, no I wouldn't want anyone to experience what I've been through and having to see your child have open heart surgery. You know, when it can be prevented. If your child is complaining about a sore throat take them to the doctors and get it treated.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat see, a doctor or nurse immediately.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 - call Healthline, 30 seconds

Female speaker: They found that she had rheumatic fever. Yeah, no I wouldn't want anyone to experience what I've been through and having to see your child have open heart surgery. You know, when it can be prevented. If your child is complaining about a sore throat take them to the doctors and get it treated.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat see call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 - see a doctor, 45 seconds

Female speaker: So we were sent to hospital and there they found that she had rheumatic fever. I've heard of it but it never occurred to me that the seriousness of it until my daughter had it. She's had to have open heart surgery because what it does is it can damage the heart valves. Two of her heart valves have been severely damaged so she now has injections given monthly, and this is until she's 21. If your child is complaining about a sore throat, take them to the doctors and get it treated.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat, see a doctor or nurse immediately.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 - call Healthline, 45 seconds

Female speaker: So we were sent to hospital and there they found that she had rheumatic fever. I've heard of it but it never occurred to me that the seriousness of it until my daughter had it. She's had to have open heart surgery because what it does is it can damage the heart valves. Two of her heart valves have been severely damaged so she now has injections given monthly, and this is until she's 21. If your child is complaining about a sore throat, take them to the doctors and get it treated. 

Narrator: If your child has a sore throat call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 v2 - see a doctor, 45 seconds

Narrator: So we were sent to hospital, to Kidsfirst, and there they found that she had rheumatic fever. It's a life changing thing and we are still adapting to the changes that this has caused. I mean, it's knocked her self confidence because it's left her with a scar. She's scared of how people look at her, just sports, things that she would have normally done before, finding out she had rheumatic fever she can't do. If your child is complaining about a sore throat, take them to the doctors and get it treated.

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat, see a doctor or nurse immediately.

English read, Māori audience, real story 4 v2 - call Healthline, 45 seconds

Narrator: So we were sent to hospital, to Kidsfirst, and there they found that she had rheumatic fever. It's a life changing thing and we are still adapting to the changes that this has caused. I mean, it's knocked her self confidence because it's left her with a scar. She's scared of how people look at her, just sports, things that she would have normally done before, finding out she had rheumatic fever she can't do. If your child is complaining about a sore throat, take them to the doctors and get it treated. 

Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat, see a doctor or nurse immediately.

English read, Māori audience - antibiotics message, 30 seconds

(Music plays)
Narrator: If your child has a sore throat it can lead to rheumatic fever and damage their heart. Maori children are 20 times more likely to get rheumatic fever, so to protect our tamariki we need to take them to a doctor or nurse to get their sore throats checked, right away, every time. If they are given antibiotics make sure they take them for the full ten days even if they feel better. Let's stop sore throats hurting hearts.

English read, Pacific audience - antibiotics message, 30 seconds

(Music plays)
Narrator: If your child has a sore throat it can lead to rheumatic fever and damage their heart. Pacific children are 40 times more likely to get rheumatic fever, so to protect our kids we need to take them to a doctor or nurse to get their sore throats checked, right away, every time. If they are given antibiotics make sure they take them for the full ten days even if they feel better. Let's stop sore throats hurting hearts.

English read, Māori audience - antibiotics message, 15 seconds

(Music plays)
Narrator: Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If your child has a sore throat get it checked, right away, every time. If they are given antibiotics, make sure they take them for the full 10 days, even if they feel better.

English read, Māori audience - call Healthline, 30 seconds

Narrator: If your child has a sore throat it can lead to rheumatic fever and damage their heart, but it is preventable if you act early. Don't wait for it to get worse, at the first sign of a sore throat, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to find out more. Don't ignore sore throats, and let's stop sore throats hurting hearts. That number again, Healthline 0800 611 116.

English read, Pacific audience - call Healthline, 30 seconds

Narrator: If your child has a sore throat it can lead to rheumatic fever and damage their heart, but it is preventable if you act early. Don't wait for it to get worse, at the first sign of a sore throat, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice. Don't ignore sore throats, and let's stop sore throats hurting hearts. That number again, Healthline 0800 611 116.

English read, Pacific audience - sore throat clinic, 30 seconds


Narrator: When our kids get sore throats it can lead to rheumatic fever and damage to their hearts. New free sore throat clinics in our community have made checking sore throats easier — and no appointments are needed. Rheumatic fever can be prevented, so every time our children have sore throats take them to your nearest sore throat clinic just to be sure. Talk to a doctor or nurse about where your nearest clinic is.

Te Reo

Te Reo read, Māori audience - see a doctor, antibiotics message, 45 seconds

Speaker: Mēnā kei te māuiui tō tamaiti i te mate korokoro tērā ka pāngia e te kirikā rūmātiki, ā, ka raru anō tōna manawa. He rua tekau te nui ake o te tūponotanga ka pāngia ngā tamariki Māori ki te mate rūmātiki. Nā, hei tiaki i ā tatou tamariki me hari atu i taua wā tonu ki tētahi tākuta, nēhi rānei kia tirohia te mate korokoro. Me ka hoatu he rongoā mō rātou, me whai tonu kia kainga mō te tekau rā i tohua, ahakoa kua piki haere te ora. Me whai tonu tātou kia whakamutu atu i te mate korokoro hei ara whakamamae tonu i te manawa.

Te Reo read, Māori audience - antibiotics message, 30 seconds

Speaker: Mēnā ka waiho noa ngā korokoro mamae tērā ka pāngia tō tamaiti e te kirikā rūmātiki, ā, ka raru anō hoki tōna manawa. Mēnā kei te māuiui tō tamaiti i te mate korokoro, haria kia tirohia e te tangata tōtika. Mēnā ka hoatu he rongoā hei kai mō tō tamaiti me whai tonu kia kainga e ia mō te tekau rā i tohua, ahakoa kua piki haere te ora.

Te Reo read, Māori audience - sore throat clinics, 45 seconds

Speaker: Ina pā te mate korokoro ki ngā tamariki he tohu pea tēnā nā te kirikā rūmātiki, ā, he raru anō pea ka pā ki te manawa. Kua whakatūngia ētahi whare haumanu hou ki ngā hapori e ngāwari ai te whakamātau i te mate korokoro, otirā kāore he take mō te waea atu i mua i tō taenga atu. Tēnā tātou mā, ka taea te kirikā rūmātiki te aukati. Ina pā te mate korokoro ki ngā tamariki, haria atu ki te whare haumanu tata atu ki tō kāinga. Kōrero atu ki tō tākuta, tō nēhi rānei kia mōhio kei hea te whare haumanu tata ki tō kāinga.

Tongan

Tongan read, Tongan audience - see a doctor, antibiotics message, 45 seconds

Speaker: Kapau ‘oku mamahi ‘a e fo’i monga ‘o ho’o tamá ‘e lava ke hoko atu ‘o puke he mahaki mofihuí ‘o maumau ai hono mafú. ‘I he fakahoa mo e kakai kehé ‘e lahi ange ha puke ‘a e fānau Pasifikí ‘i he mofihuí ‘o a’u ki he liunga fāngofulú. Malu’i e fānaú meí he mofihuí ‘aki hono ‘ave kinautolu ke sivi ‘e he neesí pe toketaá he taimi kotoa pē ‘oku mamahi ai honau fo’i mongá. Kapau ‘e ‘oange ha’ane fo’i’akau ‘enitipaiōtiki ke folo tokanga ke folo kātoa ia ‘i he ‘aho ‘e hongofulu ‘oku tu’utu’uní neongo ha’ane ongo’i kuo ‘osi sai. Faito’o ‘a e mamahi honau mongá telia na’a maumau ai honau mafú.

Tongan read, Tongan audience - sore throat clinics, 45 seconds

Speaker: Ka mamahi e monga ‘etau fānaú, ‘e lava ke nau hoko atu ai ‘o puke ‘i he mahaki mofihuí pe rheumatic fever, ‘o iku ai ‘o maumau honau mafú. Kuo faka’atā mai foki ha ngaahi kilīniki ke tau ngāue’aki ta’etotongi ki hono sivi ‘etau fānaú he taimi kotoa pē ‘oku mamahi ai honau mongá. ‘Oku ‘ikai toe fiema’u ia ke ‘ai ha’o ‘apoinimeni. ‘Oku mātu’aki mahu’inga ke ‘ave ‘etau fānaú ‘o sivi ta’etotongi he taimi kotoa pē ‘oku mamahi ai honau mongá. He ‘e ‘ilo heni pē ‘e fiema’u ke fai ha faito’o kei taimi na’a puke ho’o fānaú ‘i he mofihuí pe ko e rheumatic fever. ‘Eke leva ki ho’o toketaá pe neesí ‘a e kilīniki sivi monga mamahi ta’eotongi ofi taha kia koé.

Samoan

Samoan read, Samoan audience, real story 1 - see a doctor, 60 seconds

Speaker: O le mea muamua, e leai so‘u malamalama i le mafuaaga o lea faama‘i o le rheumatic fever. Faapea a a‘u ia o se faama‘i foi gale, e tea atoatoa pe a uma ona inu fualaau. Ou te lē malamalama foi, pe faafefea na aafia le fatu a lo‘u afafine, auā o le faama‘i na amata mai i le tiga o laga faa‘ī. Ia ou te talitonu e pei o le mea faigata lena ia matou ma le aiga, ona o le mau te lei malamalama i le rheumatic fever, ma le aafia ai o le fatu. Ia a o le faama‘i foi, e amata mai i le tiga o le faa‘ī. Ia atonu ana faailoa mai e fomai, ma…ia ma faailoa faalauaitele, ia atonu e lei, e lē maua si o‘u afafine i lea faama‘i o le rheumatic fever.

Speaker: O le fiva rumatika poo le rheumatic fever, ma le faaleagaina o le fatu, o le taunuuga lea o le faa‘ī tiga, pe a lē togafitia. A tiga le faa‘ī o lau tama, ia vaai le fomai poo se tausi soifua, i se taimi vave.

Samoan read, Samoan audience, real story 2 - antibiotics message, 60 seconds

Speaker: A lē togafitia le faa‘ī tiga o lau tama, o le mea e oo i ai, o le maua lea i le fiva rumatika poo le rheumatic fever, ma faaleagaina ai lona fatu. O tamaiti Pasefika, e faafasefuluina avanoa e ono maua ai i le fiva rumatika poo le rheumatic fever. Ma ina ia puipuia a tatou tamaiti Pasefika, e tatau ona ave e vaai le fomai poo se tausi soifua e siaki ai o latou faa‘ī tiga, i le taimi lava lena ma taimi uma. Afai ua tuuina atu ni fualaau tui poo antibiotics, ia mautinoa ia mae‘a lelei ona inu i le sefulu o aso, tusa lava po ua malolosi. Taofi le faa‘ī tiga e afaina ai le fatu.

Samoan read, Samoan audience - sore throat clinics, 45 seconds

Speaker: Pe afai o maua o tatou alo ma fanau i le faa‘ī tiga, o le a telē le avanoa e mafai ona aafia ai le fiva rumatika, rheumatic fever, ma oo atu ai loa ina afaina le fatu. Ua iai nei auaunaga e lē totogia, e mafai ona siakiina ai le faa‘ī tiga, ma e lē tau faia foi se avanoa e vaai ai le fomai. O le fiva rumatika, rheumatic fever, e mafai ona puipuia. O le mea lea, soo se taimi lava e tiga ai le faa‘ī o se tasi o le fanau, vaai vave loa se ofisa o le Sore Throat Clinics mo le faamautinoaina. Talanoa ane i lau fomai faaleaiga, poo tausima‘i pasi mo se auaunaga e latalata ane ia te oe.

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