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Alcatel-Lucent joins forces with the Fondation Thiam to provide a communications solution for emergency services at the Gabriel Touré hospital in Bamako, Mali


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced its participation in the renovation of the emergency services’ technical platform at the Gabriel Touré hospital in Bamako (Mali) by providing a complete and integrated business communications solution for all emergency services staff.

The President of the Republic of Mali, Amadou Toumani Touré, attended the inauguration of this renovation project, developed by the Fondation Thiam in collaboration with the Mali Government Health Department.

The project’s objective is to allow rapid patient diagnosis in order to identify the most appropriate patient treatment. To achieve this, Alcatel-Lucent is providing a technical solution based on the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Office platform, combining an IP voice server, electronic messaging server, internal communications controller and an emergency contact center.

This contribution is an integral part of the Fondation Thiam program, whose overall objective is to contribute to the improvement of emergency care in Mali.

Moctar Thiam, President of the Fondation Thiam, made the following comments: “In a country where life expectancy is 41 years and infant mortality reaches the terrible rate of 120‰ (7‰ in Europe and in the US; 26‰ in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands; 49‰ in Asia), improving health care for patients has become particularly important”.

For Thierry Albrand, Director of Alcatel-Lucent’s “Digital Bridge” initiative: “It is vital for a hospital to rapidly and efficiently admit patients arriving at the emergency services. The communications solution provided by Alcatel-Lucent for staff at the Gabriel Touré hospital will speed up patient diagnostic procedures, an essential phase prior to surgical intervention and treatment. This action fits in perfectly with Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to reduce the digital divide, while improving the quality of care for all patients admitted to emergency services”


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