Welcome to Arogya World

Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working mainly in India 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. India is a major area of focus for our work.

Learn more about our story

Arogya World Recognizes 15 Companies in India as 2018 Healthy Workplaces

Mon 12, Nov 2018

7 pioneering companies recognized at Platinum level The Healthy Workplace movement addresses chronic disease among India’s workforce November 12, 2018, Bangalore: Arogya World, a global health non-profit organization, today named 15 progressive companies as Healthy Workplaces for 2018. The companies are recognized for their emphasis on chronic disease prevention in the workplace setting. The 15… Read More

After an Early Diabetes Diagnosis, This Entrepreneur Changed His Life–and His Health

Tue 6, Nov 2018

When we met Bala Kamallakharan, we were inspired by his data-driven approach to health, extraordinary determination, and persistence. We hope that others will learn from his story.  When Bala Kamallakharan, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist living in Iceland, received a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes at age 42, he decided he wasn’t going to rely on… Read More

Make Diwali Healthy and Fun this Year

Tue 30, Oct 2018

Deepavali / Diwali is the festival of lights: deep means “light” and avali “a row” to become “a row of lights.”  Indians light oil wick lamps outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains,… Read More