Arogya World is a U.S. based non-profit organization changing the course of chronic disease, one community at a time. The name of the organization is simply an articulation of our mission: Arogya in Sanskrit means good health. More literally it means to live a life without disease.
Globally, we shine a spotlight on NCDs,non-communicable diseases, and advocate for disease prevention. Serving as a catalyst, our “small but mighty” organization is at the forefront of a movement that is galvanizing women from around the world to ignite action against NCDs. In India, we are demonstrating our commitment by focusing our efforts on diabetes prevention through life-style changes and are leveraging technology as a solution to the diabetes crisis. In 2011 we launched two initiatives in India: one, mDiabetes, our groundbreaking mobile health initiative that reaches one million Indians with diabetes prevention text messages in 12 languages, and two, a schools-based diabetes awareness and prevention education program among 2000 middle-school children in Delhi. In 2012, we launched our Healthy Workplace initiative that established workplace wellness criteria for businesses. To further advance this work, a Trust was established in India.
Arogya World’s approach is to leverage strong science, medical and non- medical experts, public-private partnerships and modern technology to make measurable public health impact.
NCDs which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic lung disease, are among the 21st century’s greatest health and development challenges. It is time to rewrite the story of NCDs around the world. We know that this will be a multi-year journey and that it will take patience and tenacity.
This is our life’s work.
Arogya World is proud to be a 2011 Clinton Global Initiative commitment maker. Arogya World is a member of the NCD Alliance’s Common Interest Group and a member of the U.S. based NCD Roundtable.