Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 8th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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“Kleinhoviahospital” Sebagai Solusi Pengobatan Penyakit Scabies di Pengungsian Hunian Sementara (Huntara) Lere Pasca Bencana Gempa Bumi, Likuifaksi, dan Tsunami Kota Palu, Sulawesi Tengah
Rismawati Rismawati, Isbon Pageno

Last modified: 2022-06-07


Post-Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Liquefaction, and Tsunami) that hit Palu City, has caused problems for victims of natural disasters. This is because it not only causes death and injury and damage to infrastructure, but also has an impact on health problems, such as the emergence of various skin diseases. One of the most common skin diseases found in refugee camps is scabies. This research was carried out from May 2021 to September 2021. This study aims to identify and understand patterns of belief and treatment for scabies disease suffered by victims of natural disasters in temporary shelters (huntara) Lere. This research method is a case study with an individual experience approach (life history approach). There were 6 informants in this study, namely, 2 patients who had suffered from scabies disease, 2 patients' families and 1 sando/shaman, and 1 assistant for Sando. Data collection was carried out by semi-structured in-depth interviews with informants. The results showed that residents with the help of Sando or traditional healers were able to overcome and treat scabies disease by utilizing the local Balaroa plant "Kleinhoviahospital" that grew around the refugee camps as a treatment solution. In line with that, this paper suggests the need for institutional involvement to revitalize local wisdom which is currently being threatened with extinction, as a solution in health that is often experienced by the community, as experienced by residents in the Lere refugee camp.

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