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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.