ColaLife and Johnson & Johnson win FT/IFC Transformational Business Award

Tonight (12-Jun-14) ColaLife and our first project funding partner Johnson & Johnson won the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award in the health category. The other shortlisted entries were: Operation ASHA, India Sida (with USAID, Norway, DfID, CIFF, CHAI, and The Gates Foundation) Sweden/Norway/UK/US [we are not sure what this is] We are delighted about this and it […]

ColaLife shortlisted for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that ColaLife has been shortlisted (1 of 3) for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards in the Health category. Our funding partner, the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizen Trust, proposed and put in the entry. The awards showcase ground-breaking business initiatives that create long-term, transformative solutions to environmental, social and corporate governance […]

The first Kit Yamoyo Flexi-packs go East and West

We are very pleased to have a strong relationship with the people within the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) who deal with ORS and Zinc. Since I met the teams in Uganda and India, CHAI have signed a global agreement with us to enable all relevant staff to access our trial findings through our open […]

The India Report

Arriving in India is a shock to the senses. All of them. I flew into Kochi from Uganda via Ethiopia and Mumbai and India hits you immediately. In Uganda, the driving was pretty scary but it has nothing on India. Here,there is no margin for error with motorbikes, cars and lorries gliding and lurching and […]

The Uganda Report

I have been very fortunate to have spent the week with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) team in Kampala on a knowledge/ideas exchange visit. The visit was made possible because of a mutual interest in access to ORS and Zinc for diarrhoea treatment and a lot of goodwill on the part of several people. […]

Milestone: Test run to produce 4g/200ml ORS sachets a success

Yesterday (10/6/12) was a momentous day for the ColaLife Trial in Zambia (COTZ). The first ever 4g sachets of ORS to be produced in Zambia came off a successfully modified machine at Pharmanova. At last, people looking after children in Zambia – in the trial areas initially – will have access to an ORS sachet designed specifically […]

Kolkata calling . . .

Last Tuesday (20/7/10) ColaLife went global with calls programmed with India, Canada and the USA. The most exciting of all the calls was with members of the ColaLife group in Kolkata, West Bengal. This was organised by one of the group’s leaders Raghav Daswani. We ran it over Skype and the format was a short […]

4th Facebook Newsletter – 27/6/08

27/6/08 – 4th Newsletter Simon Berry sent a message to the members of Let’s talk to Coca Cola about saving the World’s children. ——————– Subject: Coca-Cola Group Update – 27/6/08 Dear Group Member We are now nearly 2,500! Please consider forwarding this email to all your friends and ask them to join here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18947780476. Numbers […]

The first 26 days – progress to date

This photo was taken by Teseum – the original is here I thought an update on the progress of the Coca Cola campaign would be helpful. May 1988 – May 2008 (20 years = 7305 days) No progress at all! Since the facebook group was formed on 18/5/08 (26 days) 18/5/08 facebook group formed 21/5/08 […]

3rd Facebook Newsletter – 29/5/08

29/5/08 – 3rd Newsletter Simon Berry sent a message to the members of Let’s talk to Coca Cola about saving the World’s children. ——————– Subject: Coca-Cola Group Update – 27/6/08 Dear Group Member We are now nearly 2,500! Please consider forwarding this email to all your friends and ask them to join here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18947780476. Numbers […]