The Blue Circle – A Powerful Symbol for World Diabetes Day

November 4th, 2011

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

Thought for Food: A Student’s Perspective on Why Food is More Than What We Eat

October 16th, 2011

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.

Working to Achieve Behavior Change: The Holy Grail of NCD Prevention

October 13th, 2011

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

Post UN Summit – News Round Up

October 11th, 2011

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,… Read More

How India is Setting an Example with Nationwide Diabetes Screening

October 2nd, 2011

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

A Pivotal Week for NCDs – and Arogya World

September 27th, 2011

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 Launches New Diabetes Prevention mHealth Program in India with Nokia Life Tools

September 20th, 2011

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.

Women for a Healthy Future: New Global Movement Demands Action Against NCDs

September 19th, 2011

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

A threat to reaching the MDGs: Preventable diseases

September 14th, 2011

** 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.

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