Malaria is a preventable disease that brings death to millions of people around the world. Among the victims of malaria epidemic, children under age of five are the most vulnerable. Malaria can influence where people live, work and also the family fertility decisions. In addition to the direct economic impact, Malaria can cause indirect socioeconomic impacts as it affects schooling, tourism, and sporting events. This epidemic has heavily impacted the developing countries, specially the ones that are in Sub-Sahara region of Africa. During our study, we explored the data on six indicators used by United Nations and World Heath Organization to evaluate the impact of Malaria and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data from chosen 34 countries. We conducted a cluster analysis on countries based on the number of confirmed deaths due to Malaria and the GDP using multiple clustering algorithms. We observe a negative relation with GDP and number of Malaria deaths.
This paper was published at AAAI symposium onAI for Social Good - AAAI Fall Symposium 2020 and presented during the symposium
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