Prof. Maria Valeria Costa Correia, Rector of the Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL) in Brazil, visited the University of Pavia on last Thursday, March 8. She met our Rector Prof. Fabio Rugge, in order to strengthened the connections between Pavia and Maceio. She also taught a seminar about the privatization of the public health system in Brazil. Her visit has been possible thanks of the cooperations between UFAL and UNIPV through the EOXPOSURE project led by Prof. Fabio Dell'Acqua, and the visit by Prof. Frery, Vice Rector for Research at UFAL, who came to Pavia during the past week.