Online Research on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was conducted by the Pulmonary Clinic of the University of Thessaly in collaboration with the NPO. The research was carried out between March 30, 2015 and April 20, 2015 with the aim of early diagnosis of COPD.

Residents from 14 villages of Elassona province participated in the survey through the website

The questionnaire was answered by 478 residents, 48% of whom were smokers or ex-smokers, while 90 of them reported simultaneous respiratory symptoms such as cough, phlegm or wheezing.

The Pulmonary Clinic of the University of Thessaly in collaboration with the NPO conducts a research aimed at early diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is mainly aimed at people over the age of 40 who smoke or have smoked in the past.

The questionnaire contains questions about possible symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the participants are given the opportunity to provide personal information (name and telephone) if they wish so that they can be contacted for free spirometry (screening test of the respiratory function) in their area.

We would advise you to devote a little of your free time to fill out the questionnaire available at but at the same time to urge, any hard-to-handle a PCs local who would also be interested in the research..

Fill out the questionnaire at the following link: NPO in collaboration with the Cultural Club of Olympiada "The Magicert" invites you on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the "PADIOTIS" Tavern in an open informative event / discussion on " Wireless Community Networks - Modern citizen-to-citizen infrastructure”. The invitation is also addressed to the residents of Sparmos and Kallithea villages.

The aim of the event is to get acquainted with the villagers, to inform them about the activities of our team and especially the implementation of wireless internet access networks in the villages of our area, to present our proposal for further development, as well as exchanging views and exploring ways of working together to achieve common goals.

The event is open to all residents of the villages, regardless of age and specialty and we would love to see you all there!

An online questionnaire survey of 14 villages in Elassona province, in order to investigate the risk of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, was conducted from February 11 to March 2, 2015 by the Pulmonary Clinic of the University of Thessaly and the team.

Local residents participated in the survey through the NPO’s website utilizing the modern telecommunications infrastructure of community networks developed in these villages and providing open internet access to all.

About 300 residents participated in the questionnaire, with 15% reporting sleepiness while 30% were aware of sleep apnea syndrome. 23 of them said they would like to be screened to see if they have the syndrome.

"Our goal is to create a shared infrastructure and build a community around it. This is not just about accessing the internet in remote areas. Locals are actively involved by providing space in their homes to host the necessary networking equipment, forming local support teams for infrastructure development and maintenance, acquiring and sharing knowledge on modern technologies, further enhancing personal interaction and collaboration between people.

Through this experience, we want to create a model not only for the development, operation and expansion of community wireless networks, but also for building communities that aim at local development and co-operation for the production of common goods.”

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