MODELLING THE EFFECT OF EDUCATION-BASED INTERVENTION IN THE CONTROL OF MALARIA

S. Musa, A.N. Goni

Abstract


In this study, we propose a mathematical model for the transmission dynamics of malaria by incorporating behavioural change via education as a control strategy against the spread of malaria. Analytical study is carried out to investigate the local stability of the system, given a threshold parameter known as the basic reproduction number  which is obtained using the next generation matrix method. Result showed that disease-free equilibrium of the system is locally asymptotically stable if . Numerical simulation carried out on the system shows that behavioural change significantly alters the dynamics of malaria infection towards achieving a malaria-free society in finite time.


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