The FMABC receives the visit of representatives of the Ministry of Health of Canada

Meeting at the FMABC University Center

On April 28, the FMABC University Center received a visit from representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services of the province of Quebec, located in Canada. The meeting also brought together professionals from the São Paulo Regional Nursing Council (Coren-SP) and aimed to define the cooperation between the respective entities.

FMABC was the educational institution chosen to show how the training of health professionals works in Brazil, with particular emphasis on nursing education. In addition to the university center, the international delegation visited the headquarters of Coren and health facilities in the region, such as the Mário Covas State Hospital, in Santo André.

The Quebec delegation was represented by Julie-Anne Rivard, director of mobility at the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services; Silvie Latullipe, director of coordination and digital approach; Hércules Kuster, head of promotion and prospecting at the Quebec office in São Paulo, and Andrea Urra and Indiana Orjuela, international recruitment consultants.

The University Center was represented at the meeting by Vice Rector Fernando Fonseca; the administrative and financial pro-rector, Luis Ricardo Strabelli; the dean of the extension, Vânia Barbosa do Nascimento; and nursing professors Ana Paula Guarnieri and Isabel Cristine Fernandes.

“The meeting was important and very productive. We have started negotiations for partnerships involving the exchange of experiences between professionals from Brazil and Canada. We are going to help the team from the Quebec Ministry of Health to understand a little how the SUS works,” explained Ana Paula Guarnieri, intermediary of the visit.

“The entourage highlighted several positive points, such as the fact that we have an outpatient clinic on the FMABC campus,” says Guarnieri. “This is a very important opportunity for us, as a University Center, to expand our internationalization”, he concludes.


Before visiting the university campus, the Quebec delegation visited the Estadual Mário Covas Hospital. Among the objectives were to get to know the local public health service, the performance of the nursing team and the possible contributions to facilitate the understanding of the documentation required for immigration. The teams were welcomed by the administrative and financial director, Heloisa Molinari; the medical director, Valeria Teles; the head of nursing, Juliana Mazzei; and the supervising nurse, Andson de Jesus. The sectors visited were pediatrics, hemodialysis and emergency.

The teams during a visit to the Mário Covas Hospital

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