Monday, May 29, 2023

Dr. A.S. Carlos Alvarado: Malaria eradication through local knowledge

In times of dengue, it is important to remember that Western medicine is not the only option and that there are other options that may also be effective. However, these alternatives are often marginalized and considered inferior when compared to Western medicine.

This is due in large part to the colonization of knowledge, where those who study to apply their knowledge in the service of the colony system are offered scholarships abroad and return believing that they are better than their colleagues. The above are part of a special elite who are associated with it. reality of our people.

An example of the invisibility of knowledge is the story of Dr. Carlos Alvarado, who managed to eradicate malaria from northern Argentina by listening to the local people and learning about the behavior of our rivers and streams, the climate and the geography of the region.

Despite the fact that his research was supported by Dr. Ramon Carrillo and the management of President Juan Domingo Perón, Alvarado was ignored by the universities and academia belonging to the colonial apparatus and eventually forced out of office after 1955. I went. Despite this, Alvarado was recruited abroad and became director of the global malaria fight at the United Nations.

This is just an example of how the colony system has a system with rewards and punishments for those who think with their mind and apply our knowledge based on the realities of our homeland.

The punishment is invisibility, leaving you marginalized without a job, while those who put their knowledge in the service of the interests of the apparatus are rewarded with prestige and wealth. To wield power, wisdom and survival, we must recognize the importance of the realities of our homeland and challenge the notion that Western medicine is the only option.

This information is extracted from the book “Decolonizing Argentine neurons, let’s disarm the colonial apparatus” by journalist Alejandro Krivisky, renowned journalist and researcher and which is available at Mercado Libre in digital format by Clarins due to the paper crisis faced by Argentine publishers Is. monopoly.

This book is an extremist work for extremists, with the awareness that liberation is impossible without mental colonization. In this way, Kriviński not only focuses on the colonization of power, knowledge and being, but also addresses the racist conspiracy that is still prevalent in Argentine common sense.

From a critical and in-depth point of view, he analyzes Centroporteñismo and Eurocentrism, and proposes to think from oneself to achieve true decolonization.

This book is an invitation to keep an open mind and forget everything that has been imposed under the guise of “Education, Culture and Religion”. Psychic decolonization is a vital issue in the lives of all Argentines and Latin Americans who face a civilization of death that hunts down everything in its path.

It is noteworthy that it contains maps and illustrations which enrich the reading and understanding of the subject. This will guide you into a revealing and enlightening read about mental decolonization and the fight against racism in Argentina.

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