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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

Cigna’s First Community Ambassador reflects on “small wins” with big results

Mon 23, Jul 2018

Earlier this year, Elena Orozco, an employee at global health service leader Cigna, was selected to serve as one of Cigna’s first Community Ambassador Fellows, traveling to India to help promote Arogya World’s healthy eating program, MyThali. Elena is now back from her time in India and has written a blog about her experience. My company, Cigna, has… Read More

Reflecting on Arogya’s Journey — today, on my 60th Birthday

Sat 26, May 2018

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Eight years ago, when I was 52, finding myself restless and underutilized in corporate America, I decided — with encouragement from my friend Pamela Yih and husband Ravi — to quit my job at Merck and start Arogya World. It’s the best decision I have made in my life. I… Read More

Arogya World’s Annual Chicago Gala: Celebrating Good Health  

Fri 4, May 2018

By Carrie Hutchison, Arogya World I’ve been working with Arogya World for over four years now, but I hadn’t made it to Chicago for our annual gala until this year—and I’m so glad I did! Donning a sari for the first time, I finally got to see first-hand what a warm, welcoming, and generous group… Read More