Our tribute to Salvatore Gabola

We were very sad to hear that Salvatore Gabola died suddenly over the weekend. Our thoughts go out to his family. I only met Salvatore once, in June 2006, when he was Global Head of Stakeholder Relations at Coca-Cola. He asked for the meeting through a statement made to the BBC as part of a programme […]

ORS at work – incredible pictures from Egypt in 1983

It is so hard to communicate just how effective ORS is at treating dehydration but these rare images say it all. The images have just been published by the BBC as part of this excellent article on the origins of ORS which includes quotes with one of its inventors, Dr Norbert Hirschhorn. The caption on the first […]

Interview with Norbert Hirschhorn one of the ORS pioneers

This is a great 3 minute clip from the BBC of an interview with Norbert Hirschhorn one of the ORS pioneers. They worked out the science decades ago. It’s now about access for all the people that need it. Thanks to Robin Curtis for highlighting this to me.  

A conversation with the BBC’s iPM Programme

We are very pleased that this feature was broadcast nationally in the UK today (14-Jun-14). You’re excused if you missed it as it did go out at 0545am BST (0445am GMT) so here’s a chance to listen again. The feature was put together by Jennifer Tracey of the BBC using archive material and excerpts from […]

Top 10 achievements in 2013

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 Mother and child leave the shop of a Kit Yamoyo retailer in rural Kalomo.  Image credit: Claire Ward 1. Completed the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) When we started the ColaLife trial in Sep-12, no child in our trial areas was receiving […]

Listen to Peter Day’s take on ColaLife | BBC Radio 4, Thursday, 29 August, 2013

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo won Product Design of the Year 2013 and it was at the award ceremony that I first met Peter Day, the BBC’s Global Business Correspondent. The next time I met him was a month or so later in Zambia when we travelled together, way off the beaten track to one of the […]

Johnnie Walker ColaLife interview now available

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of my childhood heros; the Radio Caroline and BBC DJ Johnnie Walker MBE about ColaLife. As a completely independent initiative from his work with the BBC and other broadcasters, Johnnie puts together The Alternative Johnnie Walker Podcasts which, and I quote, . . […]

The Saturday Review discuss Designs of the Year 2013

Here’s a discussion of the Designs of the Year 2013 exhibition at The Design Museum that was part of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review programme hosted by Tom Sutcliffe with guests David Schneider, Ekow Eshun and Kathryn Hughes. The discussion is topped and tailed with mentions of ColaLife. The full programme can be downloaded from the BBC […]

ColaLife on the BBC World Service – 22/11/12

This is an interview with ColaLife’s Public Health Adviser, Rohit Ramchandani, that went out on the Newsday programme on 22/11/12 at around 5:40 GMT

ColaLife in debate with War on Want – BBC, Monday 12/3/12 at noon (GMT)

This is just a quick blog post to let everyone know that I will be in live debate with John Hilary, the CEO of War on Want on the BBC’s You & Yours programme on Monday 12/3/12. The programme starts at noon (GMT) and you can listen online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/you-and-yours/ With a bit of luck the […]