GIS APPLICATION ON HEALTH SERVICES FOR MALARIA DETECTION IN NASARAWA STATE, A CASE STUDY OF KEFFI
Sufiyan I, I.M Sagir, B.L Nasir
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GIS technology has advanced in the area human health and comfort for the stable development in our society. The issue of malaria outbreak and lack of proper hygiene was alarming in most developing countries of Africa and South East Asia. In this study, data of out-patients were collected and analysed using new method of cloud-GIS which is also function like web GIS. The recent development in most hospitals is the creation of patients’ database for easy service delivery. Everything now is turning to be electronically synchronised for quick attention and time saving. The introduction of cloud Geographic Information System, patient’s lives were improved and saved. Once the information of the patient is recorded, then it speeds up the health delivery of necessary diagnoses to be administered. The objectives of the study are to evaluate the spread of the malaria disease and to examine the spatial and non spatial attributes of the patients in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The results indicated that about 12 districts were geocoded using 2 years data from 2020 to 2021. In 2020 about 1,145 people were contracted with Malaria in Keffi with the highest record geocoded is Anguwan Tive in July and Sabon Layi in June 2020. While, the lowest malaria cases was reported in Antau and GRA area. In 2021 the total people attacked by malaria is 1,108. This reported little improvement and reduction of malaria from the previous year in Keffi.