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

Meet the Arogya World Team: Rajat Gupta

Wed 31, May 2017

Arogya World Fellow Mallika Rao interviewed Rajat Gupta. Rajat Gupta knows a thing or two about business development. With several top positions under his belt, Gupta became an independent consultant in 2009, and now works with Arogya World to develop and execute fundraising strategies. He talked about his experience with Arogya and his personal connection… Read More

Meet Arogya World Team: Nandini Ganesh

Arogya World Fellow Mallika Rao interviewed Nandini Ganesh. Former information technology professional Nandini Ganesh joined the Arogya World team in August of 2012 after a 10-year career at global software company Sonata Software Limited. Since then, her experience has transformed her knowledge of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) for the better. She shared her thoughts on why… Read More

Arogya World Celebrates Life Without Disease at 2017 Chicago Gala!

We did it again! We are grateful to our Chicago friends for another wonderful gala to celebrate effective strategies for fighting chronic disease. With the help of our community, we raised a record $165,000, which will directly help 350,000 people lead healthier lives—in India as well as here in the United States. This year marked… Read More