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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 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

Reflections on the debut of IPA, by Swati Chaudhary, Arogya World Board Member

Wed 9, Oct 2019

I was in college; I remember exactly the time, exactly what I was doing, where I was going, what I was thinking, when I got the phone call that my father had a cardiac arrest. This phone call informed me that he was in the hospital, that he had already been in and out of… Read More

Arogya World and IPA – It’s All About Collective Impact

Wed 2, Oct 2019

Today, Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday, is the debut of an incredible new coalition called India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), 11 professionally run US-based nonprofits working to increase giving among Indian Americans and, over time, increase the scale and impact of philanthropy benefiting India. Arogya World is a proud founding member. You can read further details in… Read More

NEW INDIA PHILANTHROPY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCED TODAY TO ADVANCE INDIA’S HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Eleven leading organizations to stress cooperation and collaboration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alex Counts, Senior Adviser, India Philanthropy Alliance Phone: (202) 257-8739 Email: alex@indiaspora.org  WASHINGTON, DC, October 2— On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, eleven organizations announced the formation of a new India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) to further advance humanitarian and development goals… Read More