Working Lives Maputo: Catia Rodrigues
Rats are generally considered a public health risk, not a benefit. Yet, in Mozambique an imaginative programme is making use of the rodents' remarkable sense of smell.
Rats are already used to detect land mines in Mozambique, a legacy of the country's civil war. Now, with the help of Catia Rodrigues, rats are sniffing out another threat: tuberculosis, which kills up to 50,000 Mozambicans every year.