1,400 kits per day – 2016 ex-factory sales

In 2016, Pharmanova sold an average of 1,400 kits of co-packaged ORS/Zinc per working day. This is a remarkable achievement in a country where, in 2013, 99% of diarrhoea cases were not treated with ORS and Zinc in common with the other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The following kits left the Pharmanova factory in 2016: Original […]

Top 10 achievements in 2014

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 | 2013’s top 10 Some of the mothers of Siachitema. The first remote rural community to receive Kit Yamoyo at the beginning of the trial in August 2012.  Image credit: Simon Berry 1. 50,000th Kit Yamoyo sold 2014 got off to a shaky start. We were […]

50,000th Kit Yamoyo sold to wholesalers

I’ve just received the latest stock figures from Pharmanova, the manufacturer of Kit Yamoyo anti-diarrhoea kit in Zambia. Pharmanova report that they have shipped 51,000 Kit Yamoyo – anti-diarrhoea kits since we started the trial in Sep-12. As reported earlier, 26,230 kits were sold during the trial period (21,823 for vouchers and the remainder for cash). Now, […]

Sales rebound after Katete stock-out

Even from back here in the UK, I’ve been aware of a Kit Yamoyo stock-out problem at the wholesaler in Katete and so I was relieved to get an email a couple of days ago from Elias Lungu in Katete saying how relieved (and happy) he was that stock had finally arrived (30 boxes of […]

Probably the most productive day so far

We had some very bad news late last night on the funding front which punches a massive hole in our scale-up plans, which I will blog about later, but that’s been followed by the most productive and exciting day so far. 9:00 Called our agent to check on progress of the clearing through customs of […]

Kit Yamoyo sales fall as vouchers are withdrawn

Our aim in the COTZ trial has always been to test private sector market-based approaches to distributing a new anti-diarrhoea kit (Kit Yamoyo). That was the model that our Zambian partners proposed and preferred – including the Ministry of Health. They wanted a ‘trade-not-aid’ model – and we agreed – although we have been able […]