Highlights from Opening Day of the GHC 2011 Conference

June 15th, 2011

The Global Health Conference 2011, “Securing a Healthier Future for a Changing World,” which started yesterday in Washington D.C., deserves kudos for choosing to focus on non-communicable diseases (NCD), serving an important role in the lead-up to the UN Summit on NCDs on September 19 and 20, 2011. The first full day of the conference was rich with knowledge, insight, and highly engaging discussions on NCDs.

The New MyPlate Icon: A Tremendous Step Forward for Health and Nutrition

June 3rd, 2011

We at Arogya World join the list of the new icon’s fans and praise it for its simplicity and sheer elegance and sincerely believe it will go a long way to help people eat healthier meals. It is a remarkable improvement over the previous MyPyramid and clearly emphasizes the cornerstones of a healthy diet.

Spotlighting the NCDs Problem

May 27th, 2011

A few days ago, the Center for Strategic International Studies project released a new and short online video titled “Spotlighting the NCDs Problem,” explaining the incredible rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory illness, and the importance of September’s UN Summit on NCDs.

Building a Global Movement: Putting NCDs on the Radar

May 18th, 2011

As health leaders are discussing NCDs during the World Health Assembly this week in Geneva, we wanted to highlight an op-ed we wrote on building a social movement with a focus on mobilizing the power of women and youth to combat this crisis. It also highlights NCDs as a social justice issue. Building a Global Movement: Putting NCDs on the Radar was co-authored with Sandeep P. Kishore of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and published last night on Huffington Post.

The Moscow NCD Meeting Lived Up To Its Promise

April 29th, 2011

WHO is to be congratulated for going out of its comfort zone. This week in Moscow, they demonstrated an uncharacteristic inclusiveness, bringing together multiple stakeholders from beyond the member states, including civil society, academics, industry etc. so that all could participate in shaping the Declaration, the key output, to be released at the end of… Read More

Powerful Lancet Article Prioritizes Actions to Address NCDs

April 26th, 2011

Over the last few weeks, the pace of developments in non-communicable disease (NCD) news has been heady. So much is happening it is hard even for those of us in the NCD community to keep up. But even in the midst of so much news, one item stood out head and shoulders above the rest:… Read More

One More Window

April 22nd, 2011

This post was written by Nalini Saligram, PhD, founder and CEO of Arogya World. On Earth Day, we generally tend to focus on the impact of people on the planet. But it is equally important to consider the impact of pollution on people and health including non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes,… Read More

Helping Moms This Mother’s Day

April 21st, 2011

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and provides members and supporters of organizations such as ours with an opportunity to reflect on the role of mothers in disease prevention. As we’ve discussed in this space before (and surely will again), the world is at a tipping point. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer,… Read More

Guest Post: Taking the Long View for a Healthier Future

April 12th, 2011

Our guest blogger, Carol Teutsch, M.D., is an endocrinologist who practiced in Atlanta for 20 years, caring for and learning from many women patients. She worked at a pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia area for many years and now works in Los Angeles to bring health literacy programs to vulnerable families in the U.S. Twenty… Read More

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