Mathematical modeling of the transmission dynamics of malaria in South Sudan
Mukhtar, Abdulaziz Yagoub Abdelrahman
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Malaria is a common infection in tropical areas, transmitted between humans through female anopheles mosquito bites as it seeks blood meal to carry out egg production. The infection forms a direct threat to the lives of many people in South Sudan. Reports show that malaria caused a large proportion of morbidity and mortality in the fledgling nation, accounting for 20% to 40% morbidity and 20% to 25% mortality, with the majority of the affected people being children and pregnant mothers. In this thesis, we construct and analyze mathematical models for malaria transmission in South Sudan context incorporating national malaria control strategic plan. In addition, we investigate important factors such as climatic conditions and population mobility that may drive malaria in South Sudan. Furthermore, we study a stochastic version of the deterministic model by introducing a white noise.