Climate Change: A Multi-Faceted Threat to Human Health


Figure 1:  How climate change is affecting health and healthcare

Climate Change affecting Health

Source: Frost & Sullivan, Adaptation from the American Public Health Association


Figure 2:  How climate change is affecting health and healthcare: Average annual death due to temperature changes

Annual Temperature change

Source: Frost & Sullivan


Figure 3:  How climate change is affecting health and healthcare: Average annual death due to airpolution

Source: Frost & Sullivan


Combatting Climate Change’s Health Impacts for a Resilient Future

  1. Public Awareness:
  • Raise public awareness through campaigns.
  • Educate communities on staying safe during severe weather, heat waves, and disease outbreaks.
  • Implement early warning systems and heat action plans.
  • Protect vulnerable populations like the elderly and children.
  1. Infrastructure Upgrades:
  • Build resilient health infrastructure to handle climate-related disasters and increased healthcare demand.
  • Develop disaster preparedness and response plans tailored to climate-related health risks.
  • Prioritize green spaces and green infrastructure in urban design to mitigate urban heat islands and improve air quality.
  1. International Cooperation:
  • Global coordination is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support vulnerable regions.
  • Establish research and surveillance systems to track and evaluate climate change’s impact on health.
  1. Overall Goal:
  • Reduce the detrimental health effects of climate change.
  • Foster resilience in communities worldwide by implementing and adapting these strategies to local contexts.

To learn more about the implications of COP28 developments on your Growth Journey and to speak to Frost & Sullivan Growth Experts, contact Nimisha Iyer at

Mark Dagher

Mark Dagher, Consulting Manager, Healthcare & Lifesciences Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Your Transformational Growth Journey Starts Here

Share This