In its September 23, 2010, issue, the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ published an article titled “Global Non-communicable Diseases – Where Worlds Meet,” in which authors from Emory University, including Arogya World Scientific Steering Committee member Dr. KM Venkat Narayan, discuss the growing impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries, further disproving the myth that diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease are problems only of wealthy nations.
Welcome to Arogya World and our new website! Arogya is a Sanskrit word that means “to live a life without disease,” and Arogya World’s vision is of a world in which people live longer, better lives free of the non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) that are the cause of millions of deaths each year. These are not simply diseases of the rich and the West. In fact, nearly two out of every three deaths in the world are due to non-communicable diseases. And 80% of these deaths are in low-and middle-income countries.