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An Interview with Dr. Stuart Mushlin, Medical Director for International Patient Services at BWH

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patientServing patients from over 120 countries around the world, the International Patient Center (IPC) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides services for patients who choose to come to the United States to receive world-class care. This includes coordinating all aspects of each patient’s visit to the hospital. From managing medical consultations and hospital admissions to travel and hotel arrangements, IPC staff are committed to making international patients and their families feel comfortable during their stay.

Stuart Mushlin, MD, FACP, is the Medical Director for International Patient Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He also serves as a liaison between the BWH IPC ­and Partners HealthCare International® (PHI), the global arm of Partners HealthCare that facilitates access to care for international  patients  who have the ability, both physically and financially, to travel to BWH and other Partners hospitals. Continue reading “An Interview with Dr. Stuart Mushlin, Medical Director for International Patient Services at BWH”

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Partners In Health Receives UNITAID Grant to Revolutionize Access to MDR-TB Treatment

This week, Partners In Health announced a new partnership with UNITAIDDoctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and IRD to revolutionize access to new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in 17 countries, especially among the poor.

“We’re grateful for this support from UNITAID, and particularly for their partnership, with which we’re hoping to make diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis more effective and more tolerable for patients, as well as more readily accessible and lower-cost,” says Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, co-founder of Partners In Health and chief of BWH’s Division of Global Health Equity. “UNITAID has given us a way to use the power of markets to serve the poor, driving down the cost of essential commodities and helping to deliver them to the people who need them most.”

Read more about the UNITAID grant that will make this work possible.