How maggots can help lower Kenyan hospital bills
3 September 2014 Last updated at 15:44 BST
They generally live in the dirtiest places, but maggots are now finding their way into the sterile environment of hospitals.
As resistance to antibiotics increases, several countries - including the US and the UK - are turning to a therapy which dates back to early civilisations.
Kenya may follow suit, with a pilot study there proving successful.
Anne Soy reports.