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

Arogya World and Nokia India engage One Million people for mDiabetes through Nokia Life service

March 20th, 2013

Bangalore, 20 March 2013. Arogya World and Nokia India today reported that they have enrolled one million people into mDiabetes, the groundbreaking diabetes prevention mHealth initiative in India. As part of mDiabetes, an ongoing Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment and one of the first and largest programs of its kind in the world, alerts have been sent in 12 regional languages, informing Nokia mobile phone users in India about diabetes and its prevention with lifestyle changes.

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.

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