Creating Healthier Communities in India — and now Chicago

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Arogya World

Arogya World works to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), one community at a time. Serving as a global catalyst, we are putting a spotlight on NCDs, and are at the forefront of a movement that is galvanizing action to prevent these serious diseases. The incidence of diabetes has reached catastrophic levels. In India, we are demonstrating our commitment to this urgent health crisis by focusing our efforts on prevention of diabetes through lifestyle changes. Arogya World is a U.S. based non-profit organization striving to change the course of chronic disease. 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.

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease — are one of the 21st century’s greatest health and development challenges, and have become the leading cause of death in most regions of the world. I founded Arogya World 7 years ago to do something about this. Since then, together with like-minded people and like-minded organizations, we’ve implemented innovative programs in India that take prevention to people where they live, work and learn. These programs have been proven to be effective in helping children and adults change behavior and lead healthier lives — as well as share what they’ve learned with friends and family. I am passionate about this work, and encouraged by the progress we have made

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Creating Healthier Communities in India — and now Chicago