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Brazil | Risk analyzes of the impact of climate change on health in Brazil will be presented this Thursday (24) in an online event

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The health sector of the national information platform for adaptation to climate change, AdaptaBrasil MCTI, will be presented this Thursday (24) during the symposium ' Health and Environmental Sustainability - Contributions of Brazilian Science '. The online event is held by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI) and the National Academy of Medicine (ANM).

The minister of the MCTI, astronaut Marcos Pontes, and the president of the ANM, Francisco Sampaio, will open the event, which starts at 4 pm. Registration is free and can be done at this link .

The AdaptaBrasil MCTI platform, which consists of an Information and Analysis System on the Impacts of Climate Change in Brazil, now provides information on the risk of impact caused by climate change in the health sector. The first disease selected for the new sector was malaria, since vector-borne diseases represent a large portion of the burden of communicable diseases in Brazil, especially arboviruses, being directly associated with climatic variables and having a strong association with the social determinants of disease, represented by economic, political and environmental variables. Other vector diseases will also be incorporated into the platform in the future, such as visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, dengue, yellow fever, zika, and Chikungunya.


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