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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

An Extraordinary Week for Health

September 29th, 2015

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World What a week this has been. The end of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pope’s visit to the United States, United Nations meetings, a host of side events, and the Clinton Global Initiative. A heady mixture for a global… Read More

A projected loss of $47 trillion from NCDs

August 10th, 2015

Globally, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, account for six times as many deaths as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Over the next 15 years, the World Economic Forum projects an economic loss of $47 trillion from NCDs. Despite this burden, only 3% of development assistance for health is… Read More

Indian diaspora gather to talk tech, gender, healthcare

May 28th, 2015

By Deepa Pralahad, Arogya World Board Member Earlier this month, Nalini Saligram and I had the privilege of attending the second Indiaspora Forum in Airlie, Virginia. The gathering brought together 150 members of the Indian diaspora from diverse professions to discuss how to leverage our professional success as a community to benefit India and our… Read More

Annual gala raises record amount for preventing chronic disease

May 28th, 2015

David Figliuzzi accepts honor on behalf of Cigna Foundation from Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World. Arogya World held its third annual gala on May 2, at Kendall Culinary College in Chicago—exceeding its fundraising goal and doubling what it raised last year. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Arogya World’s Healthy… Read More

The Cigna Foundation to be Honored by Arogya World

May 1st, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill. – May 1, 2015 – The Cigna Foundation will be honored Saturday by Arogya World, a Chicago-based non-profit that strives to change the course of chronic disease by implementing sustainable programs with measurable impact. The award, given to the Cigna Foundation for its role in advancing global health, will be presented during Arogya… Read More

How do we ensure that the world we get is the world we want?

March 23rd, 2015

The United Nations (UN) held its 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) last week in New York—welcoming government and NGO representatives from all regions of the world. CSW59 focused its efforts on gender equality and empowerment of women and marks the 20th anniversary of the historic Beijing meeting. Arogya World was invited… Read More

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