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
Getting people to increase physical activity and improve their diet is the most difficult task in diabetes prevention. We believe we must reach and educate children on diabetes and its prevention before their lifestyle habits are fully established. That is why our school education model for Diabetes Awareness and Prevention, developed in partnership with… Read More
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.
This post was first published on Health Unbound. At one and a half years old, Arogya World is all grown up. This September we took one giant step forward in making a meaningful contribution to global health by tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with on-the-ground action. Brimming with enthusiasm and with the help of like-minded partners,… Read More
What a wonderful couple of weeks it has been since the UN summit. Lots of momentum and dialogue on NCDs. 1. First, we were most impressed with the leadership and swift and decisive action taken by the Indian government with their announcement about 26 interventions to tackle NCDs. According to the Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-will-roll-out-worlds-largest-drive-against-NCDs/articleshow/10212828.cms,… Read More
One of the challenges of diabetes – and there are many – is that when a person has the disease, it is not obvious to them. It is not uncommon for a diabetic person to continue without a diagnosis for years, especially if they do not visit a doctor or health professional regularly. In fact,… Read More
What a week it was, September 16 – 22, 2011. Action packed. Heady. Full of monumental meetings and key personalities. Jolts of inspiration and renewed resolve to continue on our journey. Reinforcement that we at Arogya World are doing good work, well. A genuine leg up for our young organization, and a giant step forward for NCDs.
Arogya World announced today a major diabetes prevention mobile health (mHealth) commitment in India, during the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. This initiative, being implemented in association with Nokia, aims to reach one million consumers in rural and urban India over two years, and will raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages in multiple languages.
September 19, 2011, New York. Today, as world leaders gather at the United Nations for a historic health-focused summit to plan the world’s response to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thousands from around the world are demanding action. These women — and some men — from more than 95 countries are signatories on… Read More
** This post was originally published on the ONE Blog on September 12, 2011 ** In the context of fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, which are at the core of ONE’s mission, I want to discuss here the global crisis of chronic non-communicable diseases, or NCDs — a set of largely preventable diseases that are intricately linked with poverty.