Faces of NCDs: Dr. Francine Kaufman Reports From Post-Earthquake Haiti

March 14th, 2012

Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Francine Kaufman is a distinguished researcher in the field of childhood diabetes, known for her intelligence, energy and dedication to diabetes care, research and advocacy – and also a member of the Arogya World Behavior Change Task Force. She’s been writing about her experiences in post-earthquake Haiti. With her permission, we’ve composed the following excerpt from one of her letters from the field.

Seun Adebiyi: Advocate, Athlete and Inspiration

February 3rd, 2012

Arogya World founder Nalini Saligram met Seun Adebiyi at the GTF.CCC (Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control) “Closing the Cancer Divide” conference in Boston on October 28, 2011. And she was immediately taken by his story, his drive and his eloquence. “This young man’s sheer grit, determination and incredibly positive attitude to life are inspiring to all,” said Nalini. To mark World Cancer Day, Feb 4, we are pleased to share his inspiring story, and how he’s turning a personal challenge into a better chance for survival for others.

The Three I’s of the mHealth Revolution: Information, Interaction & Integration

January 24th, 2012

In September of 2011, we announced a new mHealth commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. In partnership with Nokia Life Tools we pledged to reach at least 1 million users of Nokia Life Tools in India with compelling messages about diabetes prevention, developed in conjunction with experts at Emory University. On Monday, January 9, 2012, the first diabetes prevention text messages were sent to the first of the 1 million consumers we have promised to reach – a very exciting milestone.

Highlights from our Diabetes Prevention Poster Competition

January 12th, 2012

Organized by Arogya World in partnership with HRIDAY, and with support from Salesworth India Pvt. Ltd., three hundred school children participated in a week-long city-wide poster-making competition in selected schools throughout New Delhi on the dual occasion of Children’s Day and World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14th, 2011.

23 ½ Hours: The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health

December 20th, 2011

A compelling new video – going viral on the Internet as we speak – asks the question, what’s the single best thing you can do for your health? The answer, according to narrator Dr. Mike Evans, is to limit your sitting and sleeping in other words your periods of inactivity to 23 ½ hours a day.

School children draw out tips on diabetes prevention and control

November 14th, 2011

  New Delhi – Three hundred school children will participate in a week-long city-wide poster-making competition in selected schools throughout the city beginning today, organized by HRIDAY and Arogya World on the dual occasion of Children’s Day and World Diabetes Day (WDD). On account of this year’s theme for WDD, ‘Diabetes Education and Prevention’ the… Read More

The World at 7 Billion – NCDs and Their Impact

November 10th, 2011

Women As A Powerful Solution to the NCDs Crisis As the seven billionth person came into this world on October 31, 2011, we at Arogya World can’t help but reflect that the impact of non-communicable diseases, NCDs, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic lung diseases, is greater than ever before.   The fact is that… Read More

The Blue Circle – A Powerful Symbol for World Diabetes Day

November 4th, 2011

During the last month, you have probably seen more than one pink ribbon.  Every October, breast cancer awareness month, we see the pink ribbon displayed on everything from shirts to mugs to even stamps.  Most people in the U.S., even many young children, are familiar with the pink ribbon and that it stands for breast… Read More

Thought for Food: A Student’s Perspective on Why Food is More Than What We Eat

October 16th, 2011

Elizabeth Nussbaumer writes for Arogya World on the theme of “food” for Blog Action Day 2011 (#BAD11): I never thought I would be a masters student aspiring to study food, food security, agriculture, and its intersections with health and international development. I’ve always loved to cook, and would call myself a “foodie.” At one point I even considered culinary school, but I want to go beyond all of that. To me food is an incredible nexus of food security (including a population’s access to food and the price of food), agriculture and nutrition, and I find remarkable how this all affects economic stability, the environment, health, and life.

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