Spatial Predictive Model for Malaria in Nigeria

Adebayo Peter Idowu, Nneoma Okoronkwo, Rotimi E Adagunodo

Abstract


Malaria is one of the diseases that contributed to health problems in Nigeria and this research developed a Geographic Information System forecasting model for prediction of malaria in Nigeria. This research develops a GIS based prediction model for malaria in Nigeria. With the application of GIS in malaria control, Nigeria can move towards certain reduction (if not complete eradication) of malaria infection and deaths through the use of analysis and prediction.

This system will enhance the efficacy of prevention efforts and will substantially reduce costs of prevention and treating malaria in Nigeria. The system will also serve as a good decision support system for public health officers, government office and decision makers.

Keywords


GIS; prediction modeling; malaria epidemic; Nigeria; Africa

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