Moving from development to sales – from trial to scale-up

We were warned. People said to us: “Scale-up is completely different to running a trial. You’ve run a successful trial, do you really want to get involved in the scale-up?” The truth is that we had no burning desire to get involved in scale-up. In fact our original strategy was to generate the evidence that […]

Lauren Braun and her Alma Sana Vaccine Bracelet

Jane and I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Braun over Skype on Saturday (29-Nov-14) and what an inspirational 2hr conversation it was. Lauren, who is currently studying for an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has spent the last 5 years conceiving, designing and testing what has […]

Grand Challenges Canada say “no”

The downside of the commitment to blog in an open and transparent way is that you have to be the purveyor of bad news as well as good. Here’s some bad news. On Wednesday night at 9:30pm Zambia time we got a call from Grand Challenges Canada to say that our bid to them for […]

Scale-up cranks up | Lusaka wholesalers in place

Apologies for the fall in blogging rate. There’s been less than one a week since 1-Jan-14. For the moment blogging time has been swallowed up supporting requests to access our trial findings through our open access initiative. But that’s OK as it’s probably our most important dissemination activity right now. If you’d like access to […]

An overview of our scale-up plan – KYTS – our approach

In our last blog post we outlined our aspiration to move seamlessly from the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) to a national scale-up which we are calling the KYTS Project (Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale Project) and we explained how we intended to achieve this. This blog post describes the overall approach we intend to […]