September 20, 2011
Arogya World Launches New Diabetes Prevention mHealth Program in India with Nokia Life Tools
This major diabetes prevention mobile health (mHealth) commitment in India was announced during the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. This initiative, being implemented in association with Nokia, aims to reach one million consumers in rural and urban India over two years, and will raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages in multiple languages.
September 19, 2011
Women for a Healthy Future: New Global Movement Demands Action Against NCDs
As world leaders gathered at the United Nations for a historic health-focused summit to plan the world’s response to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thousands from around the world are demanding action. These women — and some men — from more than 95 countries are signatories on an online petition, the first activity of a new movement, Women for a Healthy Future.
September 12, 2011
A Threat to Reaching the MDGs: Preventable Diseases
This post was originally published on the ONE Blog. In the context of fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, which are at the core of ONE’s mission, I want to discuss here the global crisis of chronic non-communicable diseases, or NCDs — a set of largely preventable diseases that are intricately linked with poverty.
September 6, 2011
Non-Communicable Diseases: A Women’s Health, Rights and Empowerment Issue
This article was co-authored by Nalini Saligram and Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, and published on The Huffington Post. Non-communicable diseases are one of the greatest health and development challenges of the century, responsible collectively for 2/3 of all deaths worldwide. Though all people the world over are susceptible to the threat of these chronic diseases, this is a women’s health rights and empowerment issue because these diseases impact girls and women differently. At the same time, women are a crucial part of the solution to this crisis.
August 10, 2011
Reducing Salt Can Save Lives
Co-Authored by Arun Chockalingam. Americans by and large consume too much salt, more than twice the one teaspoon they should each day. Is reducing salt important for good health? The answer is a resounding YES!
April 7, 2011
An Opportunity We Cannot Afford to Miss
CSIS held a blog contest on NCDs asking authors to answer the question “What should the key priority of the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases be and why?” This is an excellent way to mobilize the NCD community and we thank the CSIS for hosting the contest. Our entry was selected as the winner.
March 8, 2011
Remarkable Women Speak Up
We celebrate both the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the first anniversary of Arogya World by collecting quotes from remarkable women, and feature their inspiring words on our website to raise the profile of non-communicable diseases which cause more than 60% of deaths globally.