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Vodafone Foundation: Strengthens the Telemedicine Program by adding gynecological screening of all ages

The Vodafone Foundation, on the occasion of the completion of 20 years of active presence and contribution to Greek society, announces that the Telemedicine Program, implemented since 2006, is being strengthened, expanding the prevention and health services provided to women regardless of age.

Aiming at the early prevention of all gynecological diseases, it is creating a new questionnaire that will now be addressed to all women, located in the 100 remote areas of Greece, where the Telemedicine Program is implemented.

The interested party will have the opportunity to visit the Regional Clinic of her area or the Health Center and together with the General or Rural doctor fill out the questionnaire. Afterwards, the results will be sent via the Vodafone network to doctors of the Athens Medical Center, who, if they notice/judge any possible seriousness, will give guidelines regarding tests deemed necessary to be carried out.

Alexandra Papanikolaou, Head of the Vodafone Foundation, said in this regard: “The health sector is a primary concern of the Vodafone Foundation, having as its main priority to implement programs that improve the lives of thousands of our fellow human beings every day. This year, with the introduction of the new questionnaires aimed at to women of all ages, we continue to create a better future for us all.”

The strengthening of gynecological check-ups for women of all ages is the first move to expand the health services provided by the Telemedicine program of the Vodafone Foundation. The next step in the expansion of the program is the provision of comprehensive preventive pediatric control with the aim of meeting the basic preventive health needs of children living in remote areas of our country.

The Telemedicine Program of the Vodafone Foundation is implemented in collaboration with the Athens Medical Center and is under the auspices of the Ministries of Health and Shipping & Islands Policy. The Hellenic Intermunicipal Network of Healthy Cities participates in the Program, while Vidavo is responsible for its technical implementation. Since 2008, more than 55,000 examinations have been carried out, in 100 remote locations throughout Greece, while since 2013, more than 17,750 residents of critical and remote areas have been examined.

Source: Capital

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