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Arogya World Recognizes 15 Companies in India as 2018 Healthy Workplaces

November 12th, 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

November 6th, 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

October 30th, 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

Arogya World Appoints Sumathi Rao as Country Head

October 15th, 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!

October 15th, 2018

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

September 6th, 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

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

July 23rd, 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

May 26th, 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  

May 4th, 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

World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018

March 8th, 2018

Kidney Disease in Women: A Call to Action NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.  To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Arogya World held a panel discussion on Wednesday (March 7) to highlight the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and call for renewed… Read More

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