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Volunteers keep cost low - Samoa KIdney Foundation

Volunteers keep cost low - Samoa KIdney Foundation

Updated 25 March 2014, 9:41 AEST

There's some remarkable account keeping at the Samoa Kidney Foundation.

While the number of people undergoing dialysis at the foundation's centre in Apia has increased more than ten fold over the last nine years, its budget has remained stuck on five million dollars a year.

When the centre opened in 2005 it had six patients, now it has 75, and the queue is getting longer as more people join the waiting list for dialysis.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker: Mulipola Roger Hazelman, General Manager, National Kidney Foundation, Samoa

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