Update: Co-packaged ORS/Zinc on the WHO Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc)

As reported earlier, we are working to get co-packaged ORS and Zinc on WHO’s Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc). We are doing this because the circumstantial evidence suggests that while ORS and Zinc are listed separately on the EMLc they will be procured and supplied separately and rarely dispensed together. The combined use of […]

ColaLife’s work features strongly in Global ORS/Zinc Policy Paper

Open-source sharing of ColaLife’s lessons, designs and data has been our aspiration since we began in 2008. We’ve made a start on this (see our Open Access Initiative) but during 2016, we want to move this to the next level, even though work in Zambia to establish Kit Yamoyo in the market is still rolling […]

Top 10 achievements in 2011

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 1. Co-design of the ColaLife Trial We first visited Zambia in October 2010 to gauge interest in a trial there of the ColaLife idea. We got an overwhelmingly positive response and so started working with key local partners on a plan. We visited again in January and May to meet […]

ColaLife enters the mainstream popular and academic media

As we build up to our move to Zambia to oversee an independently evaluated trial of the ColaLife concept, interest in what we are trying to achieve has reached new levels. In the last few weeks we have had three mentions in HELLO! Magazine (@hellomag) with a full-page spread in the 22 August 2011 issue. […]

Text4Baby – health messages on mobile phones

Yesterday (4/4/11) we had a telephone conversation with the UN Foundation about the Every Woman, Every Child initiative which was launched a couple of years ago after a review of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) revealed that there was a need to bring a lot more resource and effort behind the two MDGs associated with […]