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If you celebrate women, support global health

March 8th, 2016

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Today is International Women’s Day—it’s also Arogya World’s 6th birthday. I started this small but mighty nonprofit organization to figure out how to do real-world science while making a true public health impact, to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung… Read More

Reflections on Joining the Ashoka Changemakers Community

February 25th, 2016

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO Earlier this month, I was inducted as an Ashoka Fellow in the salubrious surroundings of Delhi—definitely a highlight of the year for me so far. It was so exciting to be in the midst of 16 other Fellows, all of whom are compassionate, driven, and deeply committed to improving… Read More

2015 World Diabetes Congress Highlights

December 16th, 2015

By Nalini Saligram, CEO & Founder This year’s meeting in Vancouver (30 Nov – 4 Dec 2015) had many interesting highlights from a scientific perspective, even though it had less attendance overall than the 2013 Melbourne conference. Our mDiabetes poster on effectiveness in rural and urban India was chosen for poster discussion, and generated much… Read More

A year of great progress in preventing chronic disease!

December 7th, 2015

Now in our 5th year, Arogya World has helped more than 150,000 people lead healthier lives. We’ve included highlights included highlights of our 2015 Accomplishments below. It’s been a tremendous year! We are so grateful for all of the support received from key partners. This year, we strengthened our relationship with Cigna, a key supporter of Arogya World. They have… Read More

Healthy Workplaces: Workshops & Awards Recap

November 20th, 2015

By Dr. Vijay Panickar On November 5, at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Arogya World named 20 companies from a variety of sectors across India “Healthy Workplaces,” in the third year of its pioneering public health program. A global non-profit health organization, Arogya World has worked to prevent non-communicable diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer and… Read More

Experts Gather to Develop Nutritional Icon

November 12th, 2015

On October 30, 2015, experts from several organizations invited by Arogya World gathered in New Delhi to discuss and develop MyThali, a new nutritional icon based on the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) guidelines for India. The meeting was sponsored by a grant to Arogya World from the Cigna Foundation. The main purpose of the… Read More

Arogya World Recognizes 20 Companies in India as 2015 Healthy Workplaces

November 5th, 2015

Employer Event, Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Cigna TTK Third year of pioneering public health program Addressing chronic disease among India’s workforce 2015 Healthy Workplaces employ 178,000 employees 47 Healthy Workplaces in India now; goal is 100 companies MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twenty companies from a variety of sectors across India employing a workforce of 178,000 employees were named… Read More

Arogya World Introduces myArogya in India’s Workplaces

November 2nd, 2015

Innovative New Mobile App for Chronic Disease Prevention Undergoing Testing in Clinical Study MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Arogya World announced that myArogya, its new chronic disease prevention mobile App for working Indians, is now available on Android and iOS phones. A formal year-long clinical study in several workplaces is in progress to determine the App’s effectiveness… Read More

Arogya World CEO Named Ashoka Fellow

October 13th, 2015

Nalini Saligram, Arogya World’s Founder and CEO, has been named an Ashoka Fellow, joining 3,000 leading social innovators across the world who are dedicated to using new ideas to solve social problems. After a rigorous search and selection process, Saligram was named to the latest class of “innovators for the public.” This group demonstrates commitment… Read More

Summit grows awareness around prevention strategies in India

October 1st, 2015

By Dr Vijay Panickar, Arogya World In recognition of its path-breaking efforts to advocate the need for wellness in the workplace, Arogya World was recognized as 2015’s “Corporate Wellness Champion” at the India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards 2015 (IHWSA), held in New Delhi last month. Instituted to “applaud the efforts of individuals and organizations… Read More

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