By Andrew Defor and Theresa Valerie Oheneba-Dornyo

The impact of climate change on human health is becoming increasingly evident. Several studies have linked disease outbreaks to climate change within the last decade, re-affirming the threat of climate change to human health and global health security. Although there has been an overwhelming response to climate change through global policy dialogue, many countries have failed to fully implement global climate change mitigation policies with obvious implications for global health security. This article reviews the impact of climate change on global infectious disease outbreaks and proposes an integrated climate change-global health foreign policy framework that bolsters full climate change mitigation implementation for global health security.