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Welcome to Arogya World

Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working to prevent NCDs, non-communicable diseases, through health education and lifestyle change. We engage with health leaders as well as individuals to help people around the world lead healthier lives. Our mission is reflected in our very name – Arogya in Sanskrit means to live a life without disease.

NCDs, which include diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung diseases, are among the biggest health and development challenges of the century. Today, 7 out of 10 deaths are due to NCDs and 80% of the deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

According to the WHO, eating a healthy diet, increasing physical activity and avoiding tobacco use can prevent:

  • 80% of premature heart disease
  • 80% of type 2 diabetes cases, and
  • 40% of cancers

Prevention is at the core of our work.

Learn more about our story

A new tool to empower women across India on healthy eating

Fri 13, Oct 2017

We are excited about the upcoming launch of Arogya World’s MyThali, which shows what someone should eat–and in what quantities–at main meals. We just completed testing with more than 50 consumers of this new nutritional icon for Indian families. We developed MyThali first and foremost for urban, mostly sedentary Indian women. We want to empower them… Read More

Making mental health a priority in the workplace

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Last month, the One Mind Initiative held a major conference in Napa Valley to highlight why companies and business leaders must make it a priority to tackle mental health in the workplace. Arogya World was invited to participate and discuss how our Healthy Workplaces in India are tackling… Read More

Raising diabetes awareness for the next generation of Indians

Sun 24, Sep 2017

By Arogya World Intern Meghna Phalke, Grade 11, San Jose, CA Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work as an intern for Arogya World in India where I attended four different trainings for four different groups of bright young children. It was a great pleasure to experience, despite the language barrier! I am… Read More