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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

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

Meet the Arogya World Team: Meeta Walavalkar

Thu 24, Aug 2017

Meeta Walavalkar has over 15 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry, but she has been regarded as a pioneer in the organic breakfast products industry with her own organic bakery in Bangalore. She brings her fan following and marketing savvy to Arogya World. Here is her story: Tell me about your role in… Read More

Meet the Arogya World Team: Pamela Yih

Pamela Yih’s background in pharmacy and dealing with patients suffering from noncommunicable diseases has prepared her for her current role as both CFO and a board member of Arogya World. Her friendship with Arogya’s CEO Nalini Saligram motivated her to get on board with the cause of preventing NCDs around the globe. Here is her… Read More