Bengaluru [India], Oct 15 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Arogya World, the leading global healthcare, not-for-profit advocacy organisation, has announced the appointment of Sumathi Rao as Country Head, India. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

Sumathi has moved to Arogya World after a decade at Philips India, where she led strategic CSR, healthcare advocacy, brand and communications. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder of Arogya World, USA said, “We are absolutely delighted that Sumathi is joining us. The board joins me in welcoming Sumathi Rao to Arogya World and we are confident that her strong leadership and years of in-depth experience, will support us in the organisation’s mission to change the course of chronic diseases across the country.” Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

Arogya World (www.arogyaworld.org) is a global healthcare, not-for-profit organization focusing on efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the world including India. At Arogya World, Sumathi Rao will be responsible for spearheading teams and scaling up key healthcare related programs, such as Arogya’s mDiabetes, Healthy Schools, MyThali and Healthy Workplaces. Sumathi will also be responsible for building various resources needed to further shape up Arogya World’s Doorstep Health Model, which would help in taking disease-prevention plans to people, where they live, learn and work.

“It has been a long-cherished dream to work and lead from the front, a not-for-profit professional organisation with special focus on healthcare. Non-profit organisations play a key role in making healthcare more accessible, working closely with the governments, corporates and other stakeholders creating larger impact at grassroot levels. I am indeed happy to join the ongoing efforts of Arogya World in India and around the world,” said Sumathi Rao. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)

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