A year of great progress in preventing chronic disease!

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Arogya World

Now in our 5th year, Arogya World has helped more than 150,000 people lead healthier lives. We’ve included highlights included highlights of our 2015 Accomplishments below. It’s been a tremendous year!
We are so grateful for all of the support received from key partners. This year, we strengthened our relationship with Cigna, a key supporter of Arogya World. They
have provided critical financial and in-kind support for several of our programs. We are also grateful to our donors, whose generous gifts have allowed us to expand our programs and honor various commitments to improving the health of thousands of families. Click here to help us continue this inspiring journey! All gifts for the rest of the year will be matched dollar for dollar, and 100% of all donations go directly to supporting our programs.
  • On March 4, 2015, we celebrated five years of running effective programs that have shown proof of concept in India and have helped 150,000 people lead healthy lives.
  • In late October, we convened experts to help create MyThali, which translates the India’s National Institute of Nutrition’s dietary guidelines into an easy-to understand picture conveying what one should eat and roughly how much.
  • On November 2, we launched myArogya, a chronic disease prevention mobile app for working Indians that expands beyond diabetes prevention to include awareness around heart and kidney disease as well. The app’s effectiveness is now being tested by 2,500 working professionals. Key partners include Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, ClickMedix, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Quest Diagnostics, and several companies, including Cognizant, Quinnox, Cyient.
  • Building on a 2013 Clinton Global Health Initiative Commitment, Arogya World recognized 20 companies on November 5 as 2015 Healthy Workplaces, bringing the total since the program’s start to 47 organizations, encompasing 333,000 employees.
  • Our Healthy Schools project educated 5,000 children this year, in collaboration with Agastya International Foundation, as part of the UN’s Every Woman, Every Child Commitment.
  • Arogya World is gaining recognition and credibility in mhealth and women’s health, as well as the global public health community. We have been recognized with awards and invited to present at various international gatherings including:
    • Chief Medical Officer Network meeting (New York, April)
    • Indiaspora Annual Meeting (Washington DC, May)
    • Clinton Global Initiative Meeting (New York, September)
    • US-India Business Council 40th Anniversary dinner (Washington DC, September)
    • Indian Health & Wellness Summit and Awards (Delhi, September)
    • Diabetes Hackathon (Hyderabad, October)
    • World Diabetes Congress (Vancouver, December)
    • World Health Organization’s Informal mDiabetes expert meeting (Geneva, December)