Using Facebook to reach key influencers

When our Project Officer in Mongu sent in a picture of Kit Yamoyo on the shelves in the Shoprite store there, I thought I’d post it on Facebook and promote the post to Facebook users in Zambia. We have been astounded by the response and have now set up a page dedicated specifically to Kit Yamoyo […]

Could you spare 5 minutes to endorse our transparency?

Last week we learned that we had been shortlisted in the 2014 Health Systems Social Media Awards , in the ‘Transparency’ category. These awards are run by Health Systems Global. If you can spare 5 minutes, please could you endorse our nomination here. Many of our supporters have applauded our transparency: the way we report both failure […]

Design like you give a damn – the case for 200ml ORS sachets

This blog post has been gestating for a while but the contractions really started* when I read this tongue-in-cheek post – Designing the least user-friendly products imaginable – which was highlighted by Euan Semple in his Facebook timeline. This mug was one of the least-friendly designs highlighted. Image credit: Designing the least user-friendly products imaginable just for fun […]

Trailer for ColaLife Documentary released

Here it is, the 60 sec trailer for The Cola Road, the 40 minute documentary on ColaLife. The filmaker, Claire Ward, describes the film as follows: For years, it has baffled visitors to developing countries: Coca-Cola is everywhere, but basic medicines are not. This year, Zambia has become the first African country to embrace ColaLife, an […]

ColaLife supporters’ networking event, Design Museum, 18 December

This is a Big Thank You Event for all our supporters who are able to get to the Design Museum in London on 18 December. We’d be nowhere without our supporters and we’d like to say A Big Zambian Zikomo – thank you – face to face – to as many of you as possible at […]

New Year’s Resolutions that will help ColaLife

1 Get Fit! OK, so you may be pretty fit already but you can always get fitter. So why not do something a bit challenging at the same time, with loads of other people and help a good cause too. ColaLife is the charity partner for this year’s ‘Lionheart Cyclosportive’ which takes place on Sunday, […]

ColaLife Poster

View and download the full-size poster here. The full-size poster will print 4′ x 6′. I am totally delighted with this poster. It was produced by Kieran Harrod of Derby Graphic Design following our call on the ColaLife Facebook Page for graphic designers to produce a poster for the World Congress conferences. The poster will be […]

ColaLife – the nomadic phase begins

Part of the team that moved us out: Jane, Elizabeth, Pete, Angela, me and David This post is really just a tribute to our great friends who always have a habit a rallying just when you just couldn’t manage without them. Our house is a family home and so if we were going to rent […]

Please ‘Like’ or comment on our Changemakers competition entry

Last month we were nominated for a Changemakers Award and invited to submit an entry in the Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family And Community Well-Being competition. This turned out to be more work than we thought but Jane plugged away at it and our entry is now public here. Please help to draw attention to our […]

For the love of art and good causes

On Monday (11/7/11) I spotted the above tweet from Nichole Herbert, the brains behind ArtPlatform. It caught my attention because Sherina Rezvani pour is one of the artists who has already pledged a piece of her art to ColaLife through the ArtPlatform. Then the tweet below came through: Thank you Sherina! This is the latest […]