Bangalore, 20 March 2013. Arogya World and Nokia India today reported that they have enrolled one million people into mDiabetes, the groundbreaking diabetes prevention mHealth initiative in India. As part of mDiabetes, an ongoing Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment and one of the first and largest programs of its kind in the world, alerts have been sent in 12 regional languages, informing Nokia mobile phone users in India about diabetes and its prevention with lifestyle changes.
As Indian Americans, we have a lot to be proud of in our communities and in the changes underway in India. Today, to protect our families and this remarkable progress, we must address one of the greatest health and development challenges of the century, the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic lung diseases, have thus far escaped our attention and collective action.
Kyuri Lee is currently a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Global Health at Cornell University. I started off my internship experience with Arogya World by… Read More
Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, 85 percent of whom are in developing countries. The link between HIV and cervical cancer is direct and deadly; HIV-infected women who are also infected with specific types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are 4-5 times more susceptible to cervical cancer than HIV-negative women.
by Nikhil D. Patil In honor of World Cancer Day, 2013, I wanted to share my own story of cancer survivorship. To read Part I of my story, please click… Read More
Arogya World’s work to change the course of non-communicable diseases embraces sound science and effective strategies to realize behavior change. We are pleased to present this post by by Ann Jimerson, Senior Specialist in Behavior Change at Alive & Thrive, FHI 360.
We know that women’s health and empowerment are the key to global health and development, as well as a cornerstone in the fight against NCDs. This blog post and video by Janet Fleischman and Julia Nagel of CSIS underscores this connection.
In countries whose health systems do rely heavily on aid, more disease-specific aid is not the answer – they need more fundamental support to establish a functioning health system, focused on training health workers, primary care, basic surveillance and access to medicines.
2012 has been an exciting year for Arogya World and the NCD community. We are pleased that the world is waking up to the enormous threat that non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases pose. We are also proud of the great strides that Arogya World has made.
In honor of Movember and to advocate for testicular cancer prevention, Arogya World Fellow, Nikhil Patil, shares his own story of cancer survivorship. “Movember” is a global advocacy month where men grow mustaches to educate others about important men’s health issues.