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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

Celebrating 5 Years!

March 8th, 2015

Thank You for Helping Us Change the Course of Chronic Disease By Nalini Saligram, Founder & CEO, Arogya World Arogya World is 5 years old today, which also happens to be International Women’s Day. It has been very exciting working with colleagues, friends, volunteers, partners, donors, and thought leaders to figure out how to do… Read More

Looking Back: Our 2014 Accomplishments

December 17th, 2014

What a year! Many thanks to all who have helped us achieve so much in 2014 to help prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. We spent more time on impact measurement this year. We believe we have helped more than 150,000 people lead healthier lives in India… Read More

2014 Healthy Workplace Award Winners Lead by Example

November 25th, 2014

Eighteen companies were recognized as 2014’s Healthy Workplaces and received trophies and commendations from Arogya World India Trust chairman Mr. B.S. Ramaswamy at an event in Bangalore on Nov 11, 2014. These pioneering companies ranged from small to large businesses, from global multinationals to quintessentially Indian companies, and included public sector organizations for the first… Read More

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