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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

At least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need

Sat 6, Apr 2019

Civil Society Matters in Achieving UHC By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World April 7 is World Health Day and the theme the WHO has chosen for this year is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which means #HealthforAll—that every person the world over deserves to access quality healthcare and not have to face financial… Read More

STOP Chronic Kidney Disease through Lifestyle Modification

Written for World Kidney Day: March 14, 2019 By Dr. Alok Agrawal, MD, FASN, FNKF This year, in honor of World Kidney Day on March 14, Dr. Alok Agrawal, a nephrologist, clinical hypertension specialist, and Clinical Associate Professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, wrote about the challenges we face regarding kidney disease, particularly… Read More

Arogya and Ashoka Partner to Make Thousands of Indian Schoolchildren Healthier

Thu 28, Feb 2019

Arogya’s Nandini Ganesh conducts training for Ashoka schools We are proud to be partnering with Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, on their Nourishing Schools program. Designed by Ashoka India’s Health and Nutrition Initiative in partnership with various stakeholders, the Nourishing Schools program aims to develop young changemakers between 9-14 years old who… Read More