Impact of poverty on quality of health among the recipients of Baitulmal aid

Hasnan Kasan, Aisyah Jamilah Mohsin

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Poverty is a critical issue that brings many huge impacts to individual, family and wider societal implications. One great impact that poverty and financial stress may brings is the decline of individual health quality. Poor health can make people unable to give commitment for working full time, limiting their earnings and their ability to work to shift themselves out of their poverty. Health problems not only cause income lost, but the everyday expenditure raise up due to the need for medicines and health care. Perhaps one of the family members has to quit their job to take care of the sick. This paper assessing the impacts that poverty and economic deprivation brings on the quality of individual health. A total of 73 respondents whom were the recipients of Baitulmal aid involved in this study by participated in the face-to-face interviews. Face-to-face interviews were conducted during home visits. The assessment found that quality of individual health among the recipients of Baitulmal aid was affected by the poverty and economic deprivation. The evaluation revealed that the economic deprivation lead to the decrease in the quality of their health. Most of them are unable to go for appropriate treatment and facing shortage of medical aids. The implication of this study suggested the needs to increase the amount of alms for Baitulmal recipients with the aim of improving their standard of living as well as their quality of health. On top of that, this study brings out a tough rationale on the significance of improving the social welfare system in combating the poverty among the society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-707
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Economic Deprivation
  • Health
  • Poverty
  • Social welfare system

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Impact of poverty on quality of health among the recipients of Baitulmal aid. / Kasan, Hasnan; Jamilah Mohsin, Aisyah.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2013, p. 703-707.

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