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.
In honor of Movember and to advocate for testicular cancer prevention, Arogya World Fellow, Nikhil Patil, shares his own story of cancer survivorship. “Movember” is a global advocacy month where men grow mustaches to educate others about important men’s health issues.
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
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.
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
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
Arogya World’s low-budget, high-impact strategy for marking the anniversary of the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs.
This piece was submitted as a supplement to our ongoing op-ed series. We’re delighted to share it here. By Gloria Sangiwa, MD Chronic diseases — notably cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes — now account for nearly 35 million deaths annually. The human and economic burden of chronic diseases are staggering,especially in developing countries…. Read More
Here in Uganda, health professionals have been leading from the frontlines and working tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by NCDs. The UN Summit was a historical event and we know change will not come overnight, but we cannot wait any longer to take action. Now is the time to use the momentum from the Summit to focus on country action and scale up successful programmes. We invite you to join us and help make Uganda and other countries the next success story in the fight against NCDs.
By 2030, non-communicable diseases will cause five times as many deaths as HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria COMBINED. With numbers so staggering how could I not have known? But learning what NCDs are was only the beginning of my journey. As a communications intern for Arogya World, I began to delve into the research trying to piece together the implications of NCDs. And what I learned is troublesome.