Andy Chapman runs for ColaLife in Sunday’s London Marathon

For the first time ever, ColaLife will have a runner in the London Marathon when our chairman, Andy Chapman takes on this formidable challenge. Please support Andy (and ColaLife) if you can – you can do that here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyChapman56 Andy says: After running my first ever marathon in the London Marathon 2017 and being given so […]

How to use Amazon Smile on your iPhone (and support us as you shop)

Thank you to everyone who has started supporting ColaLife by shopping through Amazon Smile. The question is, how do you do this on the move through your iPhone? You cannot use Amazon Smile with the Amazon App on the iPhone. However, the good news is that you can set up a shortcut to the Amazon […]

We’ve got designs on change: 1 – Findings from our endline household survey (KYTS-ACE)

This may be a bit of a technical post, but it answers the very simple question at the heart of our work: ‘Can design improve health outcomes for children?’ We think the answer is YES.  Here is some of our emerging evidence – see if you agree! When we began work to save children’s lives by improving […]

Support ColaLife as you shop

An increasing number of retailers are giving significant contributions to their customers’ favourite charities. We are registering with these retailers as they make these services available and our current list is here: colalife.org/support-us-as-you-shop Perhaps one of the most significant of these retailers is Amazon. If you start your Amazon shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and specify ColaLife as your charity […]

The Man from the Ministry, the Shopkeeper and the Nutritionist

Hon Minister of Health – Dr Chitalu Chilufya As we study the impact of our two big projects in Zambia – developing the market for Oral Rehydration Salts and Zinc for childhood diarrhoea – uppermost in our mind is one word: ‘self-sustainability’. OK, maybe that’s two words. Put it another way: Have we done enough […]

The public sector version of Kit Yamoyo goes everywhere

Mother with GRZ co-pack outside Chinsali Urban Clinic Sep-15 was a turning point to our work in Zambia. In this month the first batch of government-branded Kit Yamoyo packs were delivered to Medical Stores Limited (MSL), the public sector medicines distributor in Zambia, for distribution to health facilities in the 14 districts facing the biggest […]

Top 10 achievements in 2017

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 | 2013’s top 10 2014’s top 10 | 2015’s top 10 | 2016’s top 10 One of the graphics used to support our Essential Medicines List campaign – see Item 1  Image credit: Simon Berry Here are our Ten Top Achievements for 2017.   […]

WANTED: Two new trustees for ColaLife

ColaLife was founded by Simon Berry and Jane Berry in 2008 as a Company Ltd by Guarantee and became a registered charity in England and Wales in 2011.​ The original board – which is still in place – was formed by a small group of supporters who wanted to see the ColaLife idea get off […]

Paulo Savaget wins IBM Center for Business of Government Award

Paulo Savaget, a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and his supervisor, Steve Evans, have been awarded $20,000 from the IBM Center for The Business of Government to develop a ‘Playbook’, based on our work in Zambia. This Playbook will outline the process for scale-up in countries beyond Zambia. These IBM awards are for new reports on key public […]

Evidence gathering for our application to get co-packaged ORS and Zinc on the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML)

This photo came through yesterday (30-Nov-17) on our project WhatsApp Group. It features Akufuna and Lois, the two Keepers Zambia Foundation staff in Western Province. They are at a health centre and Akufuna is collecting the stock level information for ORS and Zinc since Jan-15. We expect that this survey will provide part of the […]