CALL TO ACTION: Please email WHO and/or UNICEF

WHO Report cover

The World Health Organisation (WHO) published this report today and it provides us with a unique opportunity to get the ColaLife concept on their agenda. It is an excellent fit with what they propose.

Please take a moment to email any (or all) of these three people to ask them to look at what we are doing here – suggested text is given below:

In New York
Brian Hansford
UNICEF
Telephone: +1 212 326 7269
E-mail: bhansford@unicef.org

In New York
Kate Donovan
Media, UNICEF
Telephone: +1 212 326 7452
E-mail: kdonovan@unicef.org

In Geneva
Olivia Lawe-Davies
Communications Officer, WHO
Telephone: +41 22 791 1209
Mobile: +41 794 755 545
Email: lawedavieso@who.int

Suggested text (but make your own up if you like!):

Dear <you choose>

I’d like to welcome the publication of your report:  ‘Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done’. This issue is of great concern to thousands of us, members of the ColaLife campaign – http://colalife.org. I was particularly struck by this statement as this is precisely the solution the ColaLife campaign is trying to deliver:

“UNICEF and WHO recommend that all children with diarrhoea have access to this new ORS formula; making it widely available to children in need will require innovative delivery strategies.”

The key partnerships are now in place for trials to move forward and anything you can do to raise the profile  of the Colalife idea to make it a reality would be gratefully appreciated.

Yours sincerely

etc

Thanks.

Comments

  1. I’ve emailed. This is what I’ve said:

    Hi

    Re: WHO report on Diarrhoea: Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done

    Please investigate a campaign that is very close to my heart and highly relevant to this report – http://colalife.org

    You will find that this Campaign provides an answer to the “innovative delivery strategies” that the WHO report highlights as necessary. The Campaign has made huge strides by itself, however anything you can do to raise the profile of the Colalife idea would help to make it a reality.

    Please take 2 minutes to look at this idea, it could be the miracle that saves millions of lives.

    Thank you

    Andrew Goater

  2. Magdalenba says:

    Sent from my private e-mail address:

    Dear Brian , Ken and Olivia,

    I’d like to welcome the publication of your report: ’Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done’. This issue is of great concern to thousands of us, members of the ColaLife campaign. I was particularly struck by this statement as this is precisely the solution the ColaLife campaign is trying to deliver:
    “UNICEF and WHO recommend that all children with diarrhoea have access to this new ORS formula; making it widely available to children in need will require innovative delivery strategies.”

    I invite you to visit the ColaLife campaign web site – http://colalife.org.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr.Magdalena Serpa MD-MPH

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