Everything ColaLife is learning and designing is available freely, for organisations to adopt or adapt to their own situation. Our ‘open source’ approach is designed to share learning, data and design improvements widely, so that we can have a big impact to save children’s lives, as quickly as possible.
ColaLife’s approach for global impact is to influence the strategies of the existing big players in child health, including national governments. We aim to generate robust, credible evidence, and innovative and tested designs and approaches, to share with organisations working to reduce child mortality.
The resources are grouped as follows:
- Product design and functionality
- Marketing and voucher use
- Other resources
|Evidence-based article which makes the case for the use of 200 mL ORS sachets for the home treatment of diarrhoea.|
|Observation-based article which makes the case for the co-packaging of ORS and Zinc to help ensure children receive the recommended treatment for diarrhoea (ORS combined with Zinc).|
|Evidence-based article which makes the case for incorporating water measurement functionality into the packaging.|
|Observation-based article which makes the case for better blister pack design aimed at better Zinc adherence.
This blister pack design is now in use in Zambia.
|Following the trial we undertook a ‘root and branch’ review of the design of the Kit Yamoyo anti-diarrhoea kit. This article explains the detail of this review process.|
|Two articles explaining how existing systems for the distribution systems for fast moving consumer goods work and how we have applied this for the distribution of a health product (an anti-diarrhoea kit called Kit Yamoyo).|
|An article explaining our use of vouchers during the first 6 months of the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia and the circumstances under which we might use them again.|
|Online space for the sharing of the ColaLife learning and findings. This article describes the resources in this area and explains how to apply for access.|
|This is an interactive infographic which shows how the likelihood of a child receiving the recommended treatment for diarrhoea diminishes as the process of delivery progresses.
This infographic is implemented in Excel and you can put your own variables in it to compare two different delivery systems.
|A description of how the incidence of diarrhoea varies with the season. Diarrhoea incidence is not highest in the rainy season as many people think.|
|This is the final project management report for the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia authored by the ColaLife project management team.|
|This is the endline report for the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia produced by RuralNet Associates, UNICEF and Rohit Ramchandani can be downloaded here (PDF 1.7 MB).
|Infographic of the seven headline findings of the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia.|
Rohit Ramchandani’s DrPH Thesis
|Rohit was the Primary Investigator for the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) and used a subset of the data in his DrPH Thesis at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He successfully defended his thesis in Dec-15 and we expect it to be published online by the end of Jul-16. When it is published a link will be placed here. Meanwhile you can obtain access through our open access initiative.|