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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.

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Arogya World Appoints Sumathi Rao as Country Head

Mon 15, Oct 2018

Bangalore – October 15 2018 – Arogya World today announced the appointment of Sumathi Rao as Country Head, India. Sumathi moves to Arogya World after a decade at Philips India where she led strategic CSR, healthcare advocacy, and communications. Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder of Arogya World said, “We are absolutely delighted that Sumathi is joining… Read More

Welcome Sumathi Rao!

Arogya World today announced the appointment of Sumathi Rao as the head of our office in Bangalore, India. Sumathi comes to Arogya World after a decade at Philips India where she led strategic CSR, healthcare advocacy, and communications. We asked her a few questions that illuminate her experience and motivation. Get to know Sumathi! What… Read More

Inaction Is Not An option

Thu 6, Sep 2018

Workplaces Can Help Reduce Diabetes’ Threat to Indian Employees In Their Prime By Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder & CEO of Arogya World Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung diseases — are the defining health challenge of this century. A full 70% of global deaths are from NCDs, and it is those living in low-… Read More