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Arogya World’s Lifestyle Coaches Prepare to Launch Diabetes Prevention Courses

August 6th, 2013

By Humsini Aarakali Four people from Arogya World – India-based Healthy Workplace consultants Bala Aryan and Dr. Geeta Bharadwaj, a US board member Dr. Seema Bhatia, and US volunteer Humsini Arakali, recently completed the National Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach training course in Atlanta. The training was conducted by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center… Read More

We’re Finalists in the Mobile for Good Awards India

June 12th, 2013

By Kelli Meyer We are thrilled to announce that Arogya World’s mDiabetes project has been selected as a finalist in the Vodafone Mobile for Good Awards 2013 in India. Through a partnership between Vodafone Foundation and the Digital Empowerment Foundation, these Awards, for the third year in a row, aim to recognize the best mobile… Read More

May 2013-A Key Month for NCDs

June 11th, 2013

By Nalini Saligram The last few weeks have marked a period of great advances in global health. First there was the historic 66th World Health Assembly, where the famous Omnibus Resolution on NCDs, non-communicable diseases, was passed on the 27th of May, with 41 countries from all regions of the world co-sponsoring it. Then a… Read More

Living a Healthy Life inside the Beltway

May 15th, 2013

This post was written by Kyu-Ri Lee, Arogya World intern. It’s been a pleasure to work with Kyu-Ri, and we congratulate her on her recent graduation from Cornell University. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. See Arogya World Advocacy and Communications Internships  for internship details and application information. As my semester… Read More

Fighting diabetes in India using text messages

May 13th, 2013

This article, by Thea Joselow, head of digital and social media at Arogya World, was originally published on May 10, 2013, as a Sponsor’s Feature in the Bupa Partner Zone on the Guardian Sustainable Business website. Read the original here.  Reaching one million people with text messages about diabetes, Arogya World is creating a new model for health education… Read More

How I Came to Study NCDs and the Impact of Soda on Health

May 9th, 2013

By Mohinder Watson, PhD, a freelance researcher currently undertaking a Masters in Advanced Studies in Public Health at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In her role as an Arogya World Fellow, Mohinder has authored the accompanying article on the health effects of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Through family deaths from cancer and heart disease,… Read More

Bringing It Close to Home

May 7th, 2013

Kyuri Lee is currently a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Global Health at Cornell University. In my recent work as an intern at Arogya World, I’ve been studying the alarming numbers and facts about NCDs worldwide and more specifically for India. Now I want to bring it closer to… Read More

Fun Indian Cooking Classes Raise Diabetes Awareness

May 2nd, 2013

Pramela Bhat, enthusiastic Arogya World supporter, recently hosted Indian cooking classes in Florence, Italy. In addition to preparing healthy and delicious Indian dishes such as egg curry and spicy cauliflower, attendees learned about diabetes and its prevention. Proceeds from the event were donated to Arogya World. One attendee at the event shared with us the following message: “As… Read More

Urging Gates Foundation to Confront NCDs as a Global Health Priority

May 1st, 2013

Guest author Ebele Mogo, President of the Engage Africa Foundation, writes that non-communicable diseases not only cost the developing world trillions in dollars every year but also undermine all the great strides that have been made in fighting diseases, strengthening the health system and alleviating poverty.

Diabetes at an Early Age

March 28th, 2013

Kyuri Lee is currently a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Global Health at Cornell University. Recently, my TweetDeck has been flooded with more news articles on adolescent health and the childhood obesity epidemic.  As I’ve been reading and researching more in-depth about childhood obesity, it was alarming to read that… Read More

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