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NCDs: A 47 Trillion Dollar Problem We Cant Ignore

March 18th, 2013

As Indian Americans, we have a lot to be proud of in our communities and in the changes underway in India. Today, to protect our families and this remarkable progress, we must address one of the greatest health and development challenges of the century, the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic lung diseases, have thus far escaped our attention and collective action.

Targeting Adolescents in Fight Against NCDs is Critical

February 19th, 2013

Kyuri Lee is currently a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Global Health at Cornell University. I started off my internship experience with Arogya World by attending a breakfast panel titled Milestones in Adolescent and Youth Health and Development, hosted by the International Center for Research on Women along with the… Read More

Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women

February 15th, 2013

Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, 85 percent of whom are in developing countries. The link between HIV and cervical cancer is direct and deadly; HIV-infected women who are also infected with specific types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are 4-5 times more susceptible to cervical cancer than HIV-negative women.

The Ball’s in Our Court Part 2: A Case for Testicular Self-Examinations

February 4th, 2013

by Nikhil D. Patil In honor of World Cancer Day, 2013, I wanted to share my own story of cancer survivorship. To read Part I of my story, please click here. I also want to raise awareness of “Movember,” a global advocacy month where men grow mustaches to educate others about important men’s health issues…. Read More

NCDs and Development: Is Aid the Right Solution?

January 8th, 2013

In countries whose health systems do rely heavily on aid, more disease-specific aid is not the answer – they need more fundamental support to establish a functioning health system, focused on training health workers, primary care, basic surveillance and access to medicines.

Great Strides for Global Health and Arogya World in 2012

December 4th, 2012

2012 has been an exciting year for Arogya World and the NCD community. We are pleased that the world is waking up to the enormous threat that non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases pose. We are also proud of the great strides that Arogya World has made.

Making Workplace Wellness a Small-Business Priority

November 8th, 2012

By Chelsea White, Arogya World Advocacy Intern Employer – sponsored programs support employees in developing and sustaining behaviors that reduce health risks and increase personal effectiveness – saving employers money on healthcare expenses while simultaneously increasing productivity. Employers are finding these programs to be a win-win, as they help employees live healthier lives while simultaneously… Read More

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