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The health issue in orang asli community

Mohd. Rosman, Muhammad Harith Wafi and Chua, Lay Yong and Azman, Muhammad Umais and Mohd. Ishar, Mohamad Izzuan (2020) The health issue in orang asli community. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5 (2). pp. 36-41. ISSN 2504-8562

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v5i2.360


This article is a case study on health issues in the Orang Asli community. After the outbreak of measles among Orang Asli in Kelantan, the health issue i n this community has been questioned. Compared to non - aboriginal communities, the health of the aboriginal people is lagging, health disparity is still obvious. Since the 1950s, the Malaysian Government has tried to carry development and improve the qualit y of life in Orang Asli communities, along with non - government agencies, but the health status compared to other aboriginal people groups are still lower. There are a lot of factors as to why the health quality for Orang Asli does not meet the recommended standard including poor education environment, superstitions from their ancestors, and limited facilities to receive health information and medical check - ups. As an impact, they were 14 Orang Asli known as Batek tribe died in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang from the early of May until 6th June. On 17th June 2019, the Health Ministry has confirmed that there was an outbreak of measles among the Orang Asli Batek tribe at Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:aboriginal people, Orang Asli
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:87117
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 Oct 2020 12:23
Last Modified:31 Oct 2020 12:23

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