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 us and we do our work in close collaboration with our affiliate, Arogya World India Trust, a separate legal entity.

Learn more about our story

What We’re Reading: The Lancet’s “Double Burden of Malnutrition”

Thu 16, Jan 2020

A series of four papers in The Lancet explores the effects of under- and over- nutrition on low- and middle-income countries are a fundamental contribution to public health. Read the series here. Arogya is very pleased that experts are shedding light on this very complex issue. Our India MyThali work, empowering women to eat right,… Read More

Major Arogya Program Rollouts Mark A Very Productive Close to 2019

Sun 12, Jan 2020

Nearly 150,000 enrolled Since Arogya World launched mDiabetes in Aravind Eye Hospitals with the support of Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST), we have sent mDiabetes messages to 146,046 people at Aravind. It is running smoothly at all 5 main hospitals and 60 vision care centers. New data revealed December 2019 are encouraging: More people reported… Read More

This #GivingTuesday, Donate to Arogya World

Wed 27, Nov 2019

This Giving Tuesday, donate to Arogya World and help us make a healthier India. Plus, now and through Giving Tuesday, a generous donor will match your donations dollar for dollar! Also, your company may offer a matching gift as well – be sure to check with them. Donate Here    100% of your donation directly… Read More