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Mandira Lamichhane

Mandira Lamichhane

Ph.D. student

B4.3: TIGER MOSQUITOES: THE INVASION OF EUROPE

B4.2: VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES AND DISEASE VECTORS IN THE RHEIN-MAIN AREA

Research interests/current works

In my present research I explore the links between health, environment and climate change from a gender perspective using eco-feminism theories. Changes in climate and the environment directly and indirectly affect human beings. However, their impact on human beings is not gender neutral because of different social roles and responsibilities and multiple forms of discrimination by laws, social institutions, religions and attitudes. To investigate this topic, I will focus on multiple case studies of gender differentiated impacts of environmental and climate change on human health. Beside this, I am also interested in studying the social dimensions of tropical diseases such as dengue, malaria and snakebite which are sensitive to climatic and environmental changes.

Short CV

2009 Team member as sociologist, ‘Poverty and Gender Assessment of Bidur Municipality’ (ADB funded project)
2009 Master in Sociology from Purbanchal University, Nepal
2008-2009 Co-PI on Nepal Health Research Council Regional Health Research Grant on ‘Safe Motherhood Practices among Muslim Women - a Case Study of Taple VDC in Gorkha District’

Publications

Dhimal M and Lamichhane Dhimal M. 2010. [Climate change, public health and adaptation measures for Nepal] (in Nepali). Hamro Sampada, National Monthly Journal  9(10): 74-78

Contact:
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 69 7542-1807
Fax: +49 69 7542-1800
E-Mail: Mandira.Lamichhane(at)senckenberg.de
Office: Mertonstr. 17–21, 403 C
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany