That’s Something We Can’t Live With

Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working 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.

India is particularly hard hit by NCDs, diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung diseases, and this is a major area of focus for us. NCD Prevention is at the core of all our work. In 2020, our 10th year, we are aggressively scaling up our proven programs, and striving to educate millions of people in India on diabetes prevention, and helping hundreds of thousands measurably improve their health. Our work is aligned with the Government of India’s priorities and we believe we can help India – and the world – meet the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal #3 (health and well-being for all.) Learn more about Arogya’s work, read our annual report, and more about why we started our programs. 

Our story

We do our science-based community centered prevention work in close collaboration with our affiliate, Arogya World India Trust, a separate legal entity based in Bangalore, India.

On this website and in our materials, when we say diabetes, we mean Type 2 diabetes, preventable diabetes.

In response to COVID, we have adapted some elements of our program work and are leading a global dialogue on public health issues we care deeply about. Learn more here.

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Type 2 Diabetes Isn't Inevitable. It's Preventable

Healthier Lifestyles Prevent NCDs

NCDs, which include diabetes and heart disease, are among the biggest health and development challenges of the century, and a big priority in India. Nearly 61% of deaths in India are now attributed to non-communicable diseases, including heart disorders, cancer and diabetes. Today, 7 out of 10 deaths are due to NCDs and 80% of the deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

 

 

Our Doorstep Health Model

Arogya World follows a doorstep health model, which takes prevention to people where they live, learn and work. Our focus is scalable, science-based programs to reach a large population. These are deployed in schools, workplaces, and bringing information right to people’s phones. Our approach is gaining traction, and working! We have reached 5 million people so far, and our goal is to reach 22 million by 2022.

 

mDIABETES HAS REACHED 1.7 MILLION INDIANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

mDIABETES is the largest diabetes prevention mobile health program in the world.

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HEALTHY WORKPLACES
IS HELPING MORE THAN 3 MILLION EMPLOYEES LEAD HEALTHIER LIVES.

We're working hard building a workplace-based health ecosystem. We've reached 131 companies.

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HEALTHY SCHOOLS IS EDUCATING
OVER 500,000 SCHOOLCHILDREN
ABOUT DIABETES PREVENTION

See how we're getting a head start on getting adolescents to eat healthier.

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MYTHALI EMPOWERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS TO EAT RIGHT.

Our newest program teaches women, girls and their families what to eat, in what quantities, at each meal.

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It Takes So Little To Mean So Much

Our India-based disease prevention programs
have a broad reach and are cost-effective:

  • Just 50 cents per person to educate.
  • $6 per person to build a positive impact

 

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Arogya World Blog

New Partners Help Expand Programs

Tue 13, Oct 2020

We are thrilled to announce that several new partners joined Arogya this year to help move forward our health mission. CII  We signed an MOU with the Confederation of Indian… Read More

MyThali Tips

Happy Nutrition Month from Chef Saby and MyThali

Thu 10, Sep 2020

Introducing @my.thali ‘s goodwill ambassador @sabygorai , here to wish you a happy Nutrition Month! This month will focus on the government’s initiative – Poshan Abhiyaan, which aims to direct your attention towards the… Read More

Diabetes is a Lifestyle Disease

Fri 4, Sep 2020

To sign off on our diabetes series, we’d like to end by saying that it isn’t enough to just eat right to prevent a lifestyle disease – you need to… Read More