New Resources page on colalife.org

colalife.org/resources We have created a new page on this website to pull together resources that may be useful to others wishing to learn from the ColaLife trial and our work on scaling-up so far. We hope that others will adapt our experience to their own circumstances to reduce under 5 child mortality and stunting from […]

Kit Yamoyo adverts now in place on MSL trucks

Image credit: Dr Bonface Fundafunda This is something we never thought would happen. The national distributor of medicines for the public sector in Zambia, Medical Stores Limited (MSL), is now carrying adverts for Kit Yamoyo on their trucks. This will complement the roll-out of Kit Yamoyo at Shoprite stores as Kit Yamoyo starts appearing on […]

Using Facebook to reach key influencers

When our Project Officer in Mongu sent in a picture of Kit Yamoyo on the shelves in the Shoprite store there, I thought I’d post it on Facebook and promote the post to Facebook users in Zambia. We have been astounded by the response and have now set up a page dedicated specifically to Kit Yamoyo […]

Kit Yamoyo on Shoprite shelves

It was very heartening to have received these pictures over the last couple of days of Kit Yamoyo on the shelves of Shoprite stores in Mongu and Chipata. Somehow, seeing Kit Yamoyo on the shelves, with its own label, gives it the legitimacy it deserves! Image credits: Akufuna Ngenda (Mongu) and Elias Lungu (Chipata) Mongu is 612 km […]

Top 10 achievements in 2015

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 | 2013’s top 10 | 2014’s top 10 There are now 24 people assembling kits full-time at Pharmanova.  Image credit: Simon Berry 2015 has been a real turning point. 2014 was a difficult year where we struggled to keep things going in Zambia, while we sought […]

Kit Yamoyo launches in Shoprite stores nationwide in Zambia

Today Kit Yamoyo launched nationwide in the 26 Shoprite stores in Zambia. Over the next few days all stores will be seeded with 100 kits. This is transformational. Currently less than 1% of children in sub-Saharan Africa get the internationally recommended treatment for diarrhoea and diarrhoea remains the second biggest infectious killer of under 5 children […]

Simon Berry talks to George Phiri of Hone FM 94.1

Yesterday (25-Nov-15) morning I participated in an hour-long radio programme with colleagues from Pharmanova and Keepers Zambia Foundation on Hone FM 94.1 in Lusaka. Our host was George Phiri and the subject was kit Yamoyo. Here’s a clip that George sent me. The context is that at the end of the programme George asked us all […]

Shoprite Zambia to stock Kit Yamoyo nationwide from Dec-15

This is probably the biggest single story posted on this blog since it started in May-08. From December 2015, Shoprite stores across the whole of Zambia will stock the Kit Yamoyo anti-diarrhoea kit. This is the biggest event in Zambia’s history with regard to providing access to ORS and Zinc for the home treatment of diarrhoea […]

Milestone agreement signed

  MSL’s Managing Director (Dr Fundafunda) and KZF’s Executive Director (Mr Msimuko) sign MOU This week (11-Nov-15) Medical Stores Limited (MSL), Zambia’s parastatal medicines distributor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our strategic, frontline partner, the Zambian NGO Keepers Zambia Foundation (KZF). As part of this agreement MSL will distribute 452,000 of the Government-branded ORS and Zinc […]

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo Flexi-pack wins UK Packaging Award

  Last night (11-Nov-15) ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo Flexi-pack won a UK Packaging Award – “Resource Efficient Pack of the Year”. That’s what happens when you have great packaging partners: Amcor Flexibles and PI Global. Thank you guys! In 2013 we won the very prestigious Dupont Packaging Awards for our original ‘aidpod‘ which fitted between the necks of bottles […]