“Dirty Blood” Center for Reproductive Health Problems in Moi Women in Kendate Village, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province


  • Arius Togodly Faculty of Public Health, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, 99351


Dirty Blood, Reproductive Health, Moi Women


Background The high maternal mortality rate in Papua Province, particularly in Jayapura Regency, is caused by low coverage of examinations for pregnant women due to low knowledge of the importance of prenatal care, low rates of delivery assistance by medical personnel due to community customs regarding delivery assistance, uneven immunization coverage, the existence of society's view of illness and treatment for a pregnant woman, giving birth, and postpartum based on natural beliefs. The reference group also has an impact on the risks faced by pregnant women and childbirth. Conditions like these exacerbate the situation for pregnant women and the fetus they are carrying, leading to the deaths of mothers and children. To address this issue, it must be addressed holistically, both from a service and a socio-cultural standpoint. As a result, a Literature Review is conducted in order to identify socio-cultural issues that have an impact on clinical problems in pregnant women and their fetuses, such as complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, and even the death of mother and child. The information obtained from this literature study will be very useful for developing strategies to reduce maternal mortality, child mortality and low birth weight children. Objectives The objectives of this research are: a). Seek and obtain information about maternal and child health problems in general in Jayapura Regency and in particular the Moi Tribe in Kendate Village; b). Seek and obtain information about the habits and behavior of the community in relation to women's reproductive health, starting from the pre-pregnancy period, conception and pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. Methods The method used in the research is literature review and field study quickly. The participatory approach in this study was not used because field studies were carried out quickly to obtain information that was still lacking in literature review. Most of the information obtained through literature study. The strategy used in collecting data begins with making data collection guidelines to find information held by individuals as key informants in the study location. This guide is useful as a guide for researchers in digging up as much information as possible. The form of extracting information is open and dynamic; therefore the researcher himself is a research instrument while the research guide is only a guiding tool in digging up information. In-depth interviews and FGD methods are needed to dig deeper into cultural views on women's reproductive health in Kendate village. Result MOI ethnic residents whose residential locations are not far from health service centers have not fully utilized these service centers. This is due to the factor of public trust in the forces of nature which is still strong. In the behavior of traditional medicine, they often find the fact that their treatment can cure the disease they are suffering from. However, if you pay close attention, not all traditional medicine can successfully cure the disease suffered by the community. The low average level of education of the MOI population causes an understanding of the causes of the emergence of a disease. The traditional treatment process that is carried out gradually from the family and the traditional healer causes the patient to be in a severe condition because the traditional treatment time is relatively long. As a result, when the patient is brought to the health care center, sometimes it cannot be helped. This condition then strengthens their belief that diseases caused by magic or "hex" cannot be treated by modern medicine.


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How to Cite

Togodly, A. (2021). “Dirty Blood” Center for Reproductive Health Problems in Moi Women in Kendate Village, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 60(4), 219–231. Retrieved from https://gssrr.org/index.php/JournalOfBasicAndApplied/article/view/13459