INVITATION: Summer Drinks Reception and Film Screening – 27 July

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ColaLife invites you to a Summer Drinks Reception and Screening of the award-winning, independent film documentary made about out work – The Cola Road – by Claire Ward. The event is free but ticketed and all are welcome. Click here to book your ticket on Eventbrite. We are looking forward to seeing old friends of ColaLife and […]

The BMJ debate – ColaLife makes the case for partnership with multi-nationals

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ColaLife goes head to head with Prof Nick Spencer of Warwick University on involving multi-nationals in efforts to improve child health. Here is the BMJ’s press release announcing the debate. What do you think? Debate: Should we welcome multinational companies’ connection to projects to improve child health? Partnerships with multinational companies in child health programmes […]

Call for support – raffle prizes – DL100 Digital Leaders Awards 2015

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In 10 days’ time (25-Jun-15) anybody who is anybody in the digital sector will gather at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane for the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 Awards, to celebrate leadership in the Digital Age. The awards recognise leaders and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across the public sector. We are […]

Kit Yamoyo selected as a finalist in the INDEX Awards 2015

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INDEX: Design to improve life sets out to inspire, educate and engage people to design sustainable solutions to global problems. The INDEX: Award 2015 received 1,123 nominations breaking all previous records. From these, 46 finalists have been selected and Kit Yamoyo is one of them. The five winners will be revealed and celebrated on 27-Aug-15 […]

The Zambia Report – May-15

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What’s the best way to fulfil our plan to hand over responsibility for Kit Yamoyo to local organisations? With scale-up finally getting underway, we decided that a trip to Zambia once a quarter, with remote support in between, would offer the best chance of success. We were last there in Jan/Feb-15 (as reported here). By the […]

Order confirmed for 452,000 ORS and Zinc co-pack kits

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ORS and Zinc co-pack for distribution by the Ministry of Health, Zambia On 20-Mar-15 we made a significant step towards reaching our goal of improving access to, and use of, ORS and zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea. Our pharmaceutical partner in Zambia, Pharmanova, got its first public sector order to supply of 452,000 co-packs, […]

A big question for the big pharma companies

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I am calling all the big pharma companies, including the following, with a big question: Johnson & Johnson Pfizer Roche GSK Novartis Sanofi AstraZenica Merck & Co Bayer Healthcare Eli Lilly Bristol-Mayers Squibb Boehringer Ingelheim   Why is it that none of the big pharmaceutical companies produce a diarrhoea treatment kit designed for the treatment of […]

Interactive Infographic – another ColaLife ‘first’?

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This infographic was inspired during a recent discussion at a ColaLife Trustees’ meeting about the cumulative effects of the improvements we’d achieved during the COTZ trial in terms of children getting the recommended combination treatment for diarrhoea (ORS and Zinc). This led me to develop an interactive infographic in Excel which you can download here: Impact infographic […]

The Zambia Report – Feb-15

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We are now back from a great 4 weeks in Zambia. It was eventful. This blog post contains the headlines – both the Top Ten Good News stories and Bottom Six Bad! Jane and I arrived at Lusaka airport within 30 minutes of each other from two different directions. Jane had travelled direct from the […]

KYTS-ACE gets underway

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         Before we returned to the UK in Jun-14 we helped our Zambian partner, Keepers Zambia Foundation, submit a bid to the local Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Programme funded by the British, Irish and Swedish Governments and administered by CARE Zambia. The SUN Programme in Zambia is targeted at the 14 districts with the highest […]