Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Model for Prioritizing Alternative Strategies for Malaria Control

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Joel Simon
Ali Adamu
Ahmed Abdulkadir
Akpensuen Shiaondo Henry

Abstract

Aim: “This study Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Model for Malaria Control” was aimed at using analytical hierarchy process model to prioritize alternative strategies for malaria control.

Place and the Duration of the Study: The study was carried out in Bauchi State, Nigeria from May, 2017 to June, 2019.

Methodology: The study used primary and secondary data. The secondary data were the identified alternatives strategies for malaria control and the criteria for evaluating these strategies obtained from malaria control journals and World Health Organization report. The criteria and malaria control strategies were used as input for developing a 9-point scale used in a questionnaire to obtained responses from the Experts in scoring the pairwise comparison of the criteria and the alternatives. Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) model was used to develop the pairwise comparison matrices from the Experts opinions. Computations were carried out with the help of computer software, business performance management Singapore (BPMSG-AHP ONLINE).

Results:The result of the analysis shows that the use of insecticide treated nets was ranked the best strategy for malaria control (AHP score 0.348). Based on the findings of this paper, it is recommended that the use of treated mosquito net should be given much attention in controlling malaria in Nigeria.

Conclusion:We therefore conclude that in a multi -criteria decision making situation, AHP is a powerful tool to assists decision makers.

Keywords:
Analytical hierarchy process, multi-criteria decision analysis, alternative, strategy, malaria control.

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Simon, J., Adamu, A., Abdulkadir, A., & Henry, A. (2019). Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Model for Prioritizing Alternative Strategies for Malaria Control. Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 5(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajpas/2019/v5i130124
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