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close this bookSafe Blood in Developing Countries - The Lessons from Uganda (EC, 1995, 151 p.)
close this folderSection Five - Key issues in blood transfusion: The Uganda experience
close this folderChapter Thirteen - Other issues, and their solutions
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Which diseases are screened against - and which are not? and why not?
View the document2. The special problem of malaria
View the document3. Adapting laboratory methods
View the document4. The start-up equipment - and computer
View the document5. Transport, for people, supplies, and blood
View the document6. Voice and data communications - or lack of
View the document7. Funding staff salaries in a time of inflation
View the document8. Keeping records, or trying to
View the document9. All or only some hospitals?
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6. Voice and data communications - or lack of

Communications with hospitals and between regional blood banks have been a major and, as yet, unsolved problem. Until 1992 the NBB rarely had a telephone service. The MoH radio link could sometimes be used for brief messages and occasionally the Uganda Broadcasting Service would deliver messages. But the only real solution will be the expected improvement in the national telephone system, to a level that will allow computer communication via modem.