Taraf Kesihatan Wanita Orang Asli di Tanah Tinggi Cameron: Kajian Kes di Kem Brinchang dan Kampung Leryar, Ringlet, Pahang
Health Status of Aboriginal Women in Cameron Highlands: A Case Study in Camp Brinchang and Kampung Leryar, Ringlet, Pahang
Keywords:status, health, women, aboriginal peoples
Improving the living standard and health of indigenous peoples in Malaysia to realise a balanced development is a key challenge. Health education for indigenous women is considered as the most appropriate mechanism to achieve their health and well-being. This paper aims to identify and analyse the level of knowledge, understanding, and practices of health care among the indigenous. The study was conducted at Kem Brincang and Kampong Laryer in Cameron Highlands. Data were obtained through questionnaires, interviews and field observations. The Respondents of this study are 77 indigenous women. The health and fertility status of indigenous women in the study area is high, 78 percent of were at the optimum. Overall, the results showed that indigenous people in Kem Brinchang and Kampung Leryar have changed from their belief on traditional medicine into modern medical practices. Their way of life has also being been changed by practicing a lifestyle that promotes health.