INTRODUCTION In social tagging, in contrast to taxonomies developed by subject specialists using authorized terms (determined by professionals), people use their own keywords to describe websites for future discovery and retrieval. The resulting list of tags of information and objects is often termed a “folksonomy,” a classification done by untrained individuals (folks) . According to […]
A large number of population surveys from different parts of the globe have consistently demonstrated hypertension to be a ubiquitous disease (1-5) encompassing all ethnic groups and geographic regions. The disease affects both sexes and more and more patients are turning up at younger ages. Hypertension is the leading member of the group of so […]
Kenya has had a history of health financing policy changes since its independence in 1963. Recently, significant preparatory work was done on a new Social Health Insurance Law that, if accepted, would lead to universal health coverage in Kenya after a transition period. Questions of economic feasibility and political acceptability continue to be discussed, with […]
The review highlights the poverty alleviation programmes of the government in the post-economic reform era to evaluate the contribution of these programmes towards reducing poverty in the country. The poverty alleviation programmes are classified into (i) self-employment programmes; (ii) wage employment programmes; (iii) food security programmes; (iv) social security programmes; and (v) urban poverty alleviation […]
Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer limited to developed countries, it is widespread in developing countries (1,2). Additionally, the rate of increase in CVD in developing countries is twice as high as in developed countries (3). CVD also typically occurs at a younger age in developing countries: for example, about 52 per cent of […]
India is often characterized as an emerging economic super power. The huge demographic dividend, the high quality engineering and management talent, the powerful Indian diaspora and the emerging Indian transnational–knelling the optimism. In contrast, there is another profile of India which is rather gloomy. This is the country with the largest number of the poor, […]
A brilliant meditation on mental health in the modern world; alienation; ways to overcome “the insane society”; a comprehensive analysis of prevailing concepts of mental health against Fromm’s views on overcoming destructive narcissism and social determinants of mental health; and a look at humankind’s alleged passivity in relation to dreams, child development, and psychology.