Temporal Analysis Of The Impact Of Temperature On Malaria Transmission In Kafanchan Town Jema’alocal Government Ar Of Kaduna State



This study is on the temporal analysis of the impact of temperature on malaria transmission in Kafanchan town Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Data for the studies were collected from Nimet headquarters Maitama Abuja and the Monitoring and evaluation unit, General Hospital Kafanchan. The data collected were analyzed through the use of correlation analysis, regression analysis and time series analysis. The results revealed that there is a strong positive correlation between temperature and the occurrence of malaria in the study area and that as temperatures are gradually increasing in Kafanchan especially in the months of March and April and it has a potential on human health and as a factor in transmission of diseases like malaria. Hence this research recommends a review and upgrade contingency plan for hospitals and clinics and the need to build up their capacities to cope with meteorological variables that are health threats in Kafanchan town, the training and sensitization of the health workforce and health professionals on the health implication of malaria in the study area, the need to develop targeted Weather Warning Systems (WWS) to facilitate self – help and care behaviours in Kafanchan town during extreme temperature days, the need to introduce tighter regulations and guidelines on community greening, spaces and natural ventilated building in the study area and the need to support cross – discipline research on meteorological variables and their impact on health because this can have practical in implications in the study area.

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