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Arogya World Programs are already achieving positive impact.

Leveraging New Technologies To Help Stop the Spread of Diabetes in India

More than 72 million Indians live with diabetes, and one million die from it each year. And the numbers keep getting worse. To help fight this life and death battle, mDiabetes from Arogya World has leveraged the power and reach of mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors.

Improving Health Behaviors Dramatically

The mDiabetes program has sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, avoid fried food, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Twenty percent of text recipients have improved their health behaviors as a result of our mDiabetes prevention texts. A study was published in the Journal of Medical and Internet Research.

Positively Impacting Over 200,000 Indians

The mDiabetes program is the largest diabetes prevention mobile health program in the world. It’s tailor-made for a country like India, which features a vast population of mobile phone users spread across a large territory. To date, we’ve helped 200,000 people in India lead healthier lives. And we’re now aggressively scaling up and educating hundreds of thousands of more people with our mDiabetes messages.

Arogya World Has Recognized Over 100 Healthy Workplaces Across India

Arogya World created the Healthy Workplace program to address the growing epidemic of ‘silent killers’ like diabetes and heart disease among working Indians. And to leverage the workplace where they spend a good part of their day as a platform for change. We have 116 companies in India who have earned recognition as Healthy Workplaces, spanning 2.5 million employees (2018).

Arogya Talks to BBC About the Important Role
Workplaces Can Play in Preventing Diabetes in India

Long-Tem Benefits of a Healthier Workforce

The Objective of Healthy Workplaces is to build a workplace-based wellness ecosystem that lets employees lead healthier, longer lives. By benchmarking companies against a set of criteria co-created with industry and public health experts–and shaping the culture of companies to become data-driven around health–we’re driving transformational change.

Our Work is Just Beginning

By 2020, India is projected to have 869 million working-age Indians – with hundreds of millions at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. We realize it’s a giant task to rewire an entire working population. But we’re working hard to make it happen.  With your help, we know that our 100 Healthy Workplaces can grow exponentially to a thousand, and a thousand more after that.

Transformational Diabetes Awareness Programs For India's Next Generation

Through 2018, Arogya World has reached 100,000 children in India’s rural and urban communities with our 2-year Healthy School Program. Working with like-minded partners, we’re committed to expanding our programs to reach our goal of educating more than 500,000 school children over the next few years.

Significant Improvement in Health Behaviors

By using compelling activities appropriate for middle-school children, the Healthy Schools approach has already shown a 15% improvement in awareness and health behaviors.

Bringing Awareness Back to their communities

The key advantage of our Healthy Schools program is that we not only educate students about diabetes prevention and the benefits of eating healthy food,  but also empower children to share what they’ve learned with their families and communities, thereby making a greater public health impact.

Here’s What Kids had to Say About The Program

“Last year I got to know about Arogya World Diabetes Awareness Program. I learned and taught my friends also. We Should drink 10 glasses of water every day. We should eat green zone food. We should not eat Red Zone food – no good. For a healthy body, we should do exercise every day. By doing this our health will be very good.”

-Student, D.P. Halli School

“They taught us that when our insulin goes down we get Diabetes. This year they ask us questions about last year’s activities. We answered them. We should have a lot of fiber. Fiber is good. Fiber is in vegetables like beans and fruits like orange. We have to drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. We learned the importance of breakfast. By eating breakfast we get more energy.”

-Student, D.P. Halli School