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Welcome to Arogya World

Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working mainly in India to prevent NCDs, non-communicable diseases, through health education and lifestyle change. We engage with health leaders as well as individuals to help people around the world lead healthier lives. Our mission is reflected in our very name – Arogya in Sanskrit means to live a life without disease.

NCDs, which include diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung diseases, are among the biggest health and development challenges of the century. Today, 7 out of 10 deaths are due to NCDs and 80% of the deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

According to the WHO, eating a healthy diet, increasing physical activity and avoiding tobacco use can prevent:

  • 80% of premature heart disease
  • 80% of type 2 diabetes cases, and
  • 40% of cancers

Prevention is at the core of our work. India is a major area of focus for our work.

Learn more about our story

Arogya World Releases Annual Report

Thu 23, May 2019

As Arogya World approaches its 10-year anniversary in 2020, we are ramping up our efforts to do what we do best: bring a doorstep model of health to families and individuals in India, making prevention education available where people work, live, and learn. We are very proud of our efforts this past year, reaching 4… Read More

Thank you Chicago! Arogya World’s Gala Raises A Record $250,000

On Friday, May 10, Arogya World held its annual gala at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. With sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, more than 200 guests came together to celebrate Arogya’s accomplishments and support its groundbreaking NCD prevention programs by raising more than $250,000–attendance and the amount raised were both records… Read More

At least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need

Sat 6, Apr 2019

Civil Society Matters in Achieving UHC By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World April 7 is World Health Day and the theme the WHO has chosen for this year is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which means #HealthforAll—that every person the world over deserves to access quality healthcare and not have to face financial… Read More