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Arogya World and Nokia India engage One Million people for mDiabetes through Nokia Life service

March 20th, 2013

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.

NCDs: A 47 Trillion Dollar Problem We Cant Ignore

March 18th, 2013

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.

Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women

February 15th, 2013

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.

NCDs and Development: Is Aid the Right Solution?

January 8th, 2013

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.

Great Strides for Global Health and Arogya World in 2012

December 4th, 2012

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.