About Ana de Menezes

Ana de Menezes is a PhD student in Environmental Policy and Development within LSE's Department of Geography and Environment. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, an MSc in Development Studies from the University of Antwerp, and a BSc in Economics from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Prior to joining the LSE, she worked as research assistant at UN-Habitat and as a trainee Programme Assistant at UNESCO. Her research focuses on health-related impacts of climate change. She received the 2018 LSE-IDB Postgraduate Essay Prize for her paper on climatic and non-climatic determinants of vector-borne diseases under climate change scenarios in Brazil.
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    As mudanças climáticas vão intensificar a disseminação da dengue no Brasil e ao redor do mundo, e os pobres serão os mais atingidos

As mudanças climáticas vão intensificar a disseminação da dengue no Brasil e ao redor do mundo, e os pobres serão os mais atingidos

Após esforços para erradicar a doença, a dengue ressurgiu na década de 1970 e os futuros aumentos de temperatura e chuvas apenas amplificarão essa tendência. Os governos precisam agir de imediato e adotar medidas preventivas para proteger seus cidadãos, principalmente os mais vulneráveis, escreve Ana de Menezes (LSE Department of Geography and Environment), vencedora do Prêmio Ensaio de Pós-Graduação LSE-BID 2018.

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    Climate change will intensify the spread of dengue fever in Brazil and beyond, and the poor will be worst hit

Climate change will intensify the spread of dengue fever in Brazil and beyond, and the poor will be worst hit

Dengue fever has made a resurgence since efforts to eradicate the disease in the 1970s, and future rises in temperatures and rainfall will only amplify this trend. Governments need to act now and adopt pre-emptive measures that will protect their citizens, especially the most vulnerable, writes Ana de Menezes (LSE Department of Geography and Environment), winner of the LSE-IDB Postgraduate Essay Prize 2018.