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Reflections on Arogya’s Journey with CGI

September 28th, 2016

By Nalini Saligram Last week I was privileged to attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, a remarkable gathering of world leaders from a variety of fields, all in one room, all assembled there by one man: President Bill Clinton. He has used his considerable reach and extraordinary powers of persuasion… Read More

Consultants Help Arogya Strategize for Scaling Up in India

September 8th, 2016

We are working with consultants Nayantara Janardhan and Mannish Gupta and their team from Start Up! in India to refine our strategy for tackling disease prevention there. Here is a Q&A with the team from  Start Up!  What are the most urgent issues Indians face today and how will Arogya World address some of these in the… Read More

Research Validates Effectiveness of Arogya’s Innovative mDiabetes Program

August 8th, 2016

Exciting Results of mDiabetes Adds to mHealth Evidence Base Arogya World’s mDiabetes has shown exciting results: 40 percent more people improved their health behaviors as a result of receiving texts about diabetes prevention. The study was published this week in the Journal of Medical and Internet Research. mDiabetes sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India… Read More

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

May 12th, 2016

By Nalini Saligram and Heather White Co-Chairs of the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for the Women Deliver Conference will surely leave the meeting feeling positive and inspired after sharing stories of amazing women and accomplishments. As women, we can all be proud of the… Read More

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

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