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

Arogya World Launches Healthy Workplace Program in India

November 6th, 2012

In a pioneering public health effort, Arogya World, a US-based non-profit organization with a domestic presence in Bangalore, today unveiled new Healthy Workplace Criteria as the first step of its Healthy Workplace program. Jointly developed by Arogya World and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), after intense deliberations and prior multi-stakeholder consultations with the IT sector, allied organizations and medical experts at a Bangalore workshop organized by Arogya World in February 2012 – these criteria will promote workplace wellness, help reduce the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and offer companies a competitive edge via increased talent retention and higher productivity.

Twitter & Facebook & YouTube, Oh My! 4 Lessons from the Social Good Summit 2012

October 11th, 2012

This post originally appeared on Armchair Advocates. By Nikhil D.Patil, Arogya World Fellow Two weeks ago, New York was the place to be. While world leaders headed to the U.N. General Assembly and development experts and social entrepreneurs attended the Clinton Global Initiative, I and my fellow social media techies tweeted, Facebooked, Instagramed and YouTubed… Read More

NCDs: Let’s Not Forget Social Determinants of Health

October 2nd, 2012

This piece was originally published on the Public Health Institute’s Dialogue4Health blog. Follow them on Twitter at @Dialogue4Health. By Jeff Meer Non communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are responsible for roughly two out of every three deaths today. Other NCDs, including mental illness, accidents, renal disease and dental disease, kill… Read More

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