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: Pamela Yih

Thu 24, Aug 2017

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

Hans Foundation Support to Amplify Arogya’s Impact in India

Arogya World is thrilled to announce a significant new commitment from the Hans Foundation to advance our diabetes prevention work in India. Specifically, the Hans Foundation’s grant of $90,000 a year for three years will support our mDiabetes and Healthy Schools programs, helping us take diabetes prevention to hundreds of thousands of Indians where they live… Read More

Meet the Arogya World Team: Erin Justen

Thu 29, Jun 2017

Arogya World Fellow Mallika Rao interviewed Erin Justen. As a public health professional, Erin Justen has a passion for making the world a healthier place. She joined the Arogya World team last year as a Development Consultant, and has enjoyed her experience thus far. Here is her story: Tell me about your role in Arogya… Read More