WANTED: Two more challenge seekers

We are looking for two more people to join two of us on a fundraising bicycle ride from Caen to Cannes. If you’ve always wanted to do a long distance bike ride but aren’t sure where to start, this is for you. Equally, if you are an experienced cyclist and fancy a ride across France, […]

Video: The ColaLife Story – October 2010 to May 2017

If you want to update yourself on the current status of ColaLife and some of the ups and downs we’ve encountered along the way, please consider watching this TED-style talk. The ColaLife Story from Concept to Scale-up – innovation in the real world. >> View video on YouTube To keep up to date moving forward […]

ColaLife: an experiment in ‘crowd analysing’ (crowd sourced data analysis)

>> Quick link to data: https://goo.gl/nbzNhm We are all now familiar with the terms ‘Crowd sourcing’ and Crowd funding’ but what about ‘Crowd analysing’ or the ‘Crowd sourcing of data analysis’? This is an experiment in Crowd analysing. We are releasing anonymised data from our work to scale-up Kit Yamoyo in Zambia to see what others […]

The ColaLife Globalization Ride – Caen to Cannes 2017 – #C2C2017

First there was the Boulogne to Biarritz (B2B) bike ride in 2010 which raised £6,000 to fund our first three trips to Zambia; these laid the foundation for the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ). Now we are at a similar crossroads as we aim to spread our learning from Zambia, on how best to […]

Access to Medicines Conference, Geneva, 25-May-17

It was an honour to be asked to present the ColaLife Story at a conference in Geneva organised by Takeda on the subject of access to medicines. The presentation was very well received and was a reminder back to me of how much we’ve actually achieved and the hurdles we’ve overcome along the way. The […]

New Kit Yamoyo Screw-top format hits the supermarket shelves

  This is such exciting news. Nearly 4 years after the screw-top format of Kit Yamoyo was conceived and designed, it has finally hit the Shoprite supermarket shelves in Zambia. These pictures are just in from our team on the frontline via WhatsApp. As is often the case in ColaLife, the route the screw-top format took to […]

Kit Yamoyo accessioned into the permanent collection of the V&A

We are very proud to announce that all three formats of Kit Yamoyo have been accessioned into the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A) is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years […]

Top 10 achievements in 2016

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 Kit Yamoyo wall painting in Chawama Compound, Lusaka.  Image credit: Simon Berry We loved this image of a Kit Yamoyo sign next to Coca-Cola: it’s a reminder of where we started, mimicking Coca-Cola’s techniques to […]

How is ColaLife’s approach transformational?

ColaLife is not the only organisation working to use the private sector to deliver health products and services. Others include PSI, DKT and donor-funded programmes like SHOPS Plus. So why is our approach seen as transformational? The transformational nature of our work is based on combining the following: Focussing on WANT not NEED. Combining product […]

PI Global reunited

It was fantastic to meet up with Chris Griffin and Eric Connolly of PI Global again, face-to-face after three years. We met in the amazing setting of the new Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising (the brainchild of Chris) last week (9-Nov-16). PI Global were our packaging partner in the COTZ Trial. They made our […]