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Early detection of chronic kidney disease can save lives and cut costs

Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a patient with kidney disease, reacts during a dialysis session, after a blackout, at a dialysis centre in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 11, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC19C0DDE380

Chronic kidney disease disproportionally affects younger people in low and middle-income countries. Image: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino.

Ruud Dobber
Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit, AstraZeneca
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