Herlina, Muria (2019) HEALTH EMPOWERMENT: HEALTH SERVICE STRATEGIES TO POOR COMMUNITY AROUND CONSERVED FOREST. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4 (8). pp. 45-53. ISSN 2504-8562

Text (Article)
JOURNAL MJSSH.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons GNU GPL (Software).

Download (703kB) | Preview
Official URL:


This research was done in Central Bengkulu District, in suburbs of Semidang Bukit Kabu within conserved forest area. Poverty and isolation were the causes of low access to health services. This weakness requires a strategy through health empowerment. This research purpose was to explore the benefits of community empowerment activities in health as healthy house renovation, doctors visiting to village and free medical treatment and integrated service for elderly by Community Economic Zone (CEZ)-CSR PT. Pertamina. It uses qualitative method to produce descriptive data on public health phenomena related to forests society. There were 11 informants selected by purposive sampling. The data was collected by observation, in-depth interviews and FGD. The research found that informants were elementary school-senior high school students, aged 21-57 years, and came from the Rejang and Serawai tribes, work as coffee plantation farmers, oil palm plantation cultivators and coal vehicle drivers. Their income was IDR 150,000 up to IDR 275,000 per week. The family member were 4-6 person, most of them had semi-permanent and permanent houses, legacy from parent or rent. Diseases often found were hypertension, rheumatic, malaria/typhoid, diabetes, dyspepsia, respiratory diseases, dermatitis, and common cold. The research found that most of them supported the health empowerment program, with various phenomena and meanings from informants. The poor in conserved forest areas need health services through community empowerment in health sector.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social & Politics Science > Journal
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 12:10
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 12:10

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item