The body-knowledge and the search for the decolonization of public health

Flavia de Assis Souza About the author

ABSTRACT

Thinking about the field of collective health from the perspective of the body that circulates in academic institutions and health services provides us with a privileged look at the issues that permeate both the production of knowledge and the various types of violence perpetrated by the system. Therefore, this essay points out that the path of decolonization of public health is an alternative for health inequalities to finally be unveiled and overcome within the Unified Health System (SUS).

KEYWORDS:
Unified Health System; Colonialism; Public health

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