Archives for February 2012

We need your help to get ColaLife on the Women Deliver 50 list

Women Deliver are seeking to create a Top 50 of ideas that are . . . delivering for women. The Women Deliver 50 list will be announced on 8 March, International Women’s Day, and will feature prominently at the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. Out of hundreds of submissions, a selection committee of experts […]

The ORS Question answered . . . by you

ORS sachets bought in Zambia – note that they all make up 1 litre I never tire of telling people that Open Innovation is an amazing phenomenon. Happily, it disproves the old adage: Ask a silly question… Because, in fact, you don’t get silly answers. Nearly a dozen people, including several international experts in Oral […]

Excellent ColaLife article in Development Asia

Yesterday (15/2/12) I received an email from the journalist Andrew Marshall to say that the ColaLife article that he had been researching for several months had been published in Issue 12 of Development Asia. The article starts on page 50 of the Scribd document here (and displayed on the blog below – note that it […]

Calling all ORS Experts – help me out here!

First, can I ask you to study the above photo of the instructions on a packet of ‘WHO approved’ ORS which makes 1 litre of solution. First, you’ll note that you should discard any unused ORS solution after 24 hours. Next you’ll note that the recommendation that a child below 2 years should be given […]

The latest AidPod – details released

This image shows the latest version of the AidPod (Version VIII) and its component parts: We went through this with the PI Global team last night over Skype. Enhancements in this version include: Increased ‘draft angle’ to allow more effective ‘nesting’ of empty AidPods De-nesting features that stop the nested AidPods getting stuck inside each […]

The prototype ADKs going into Coca-Cola crates

The previous post describing the latest prototype packaging for the Anti-Diarrhoea Kits (ADKs) generated a lot of interest so I thought I’d post this video of us trying them out in the new format Coca-Cola crate with the new ‘ultra-light’ bottles. Please excuse the rather excited voice . . .

First ADK prototypes emerge

The Friday before last (27/1/12) a package arrived at the ColaLife project office containing the first prototype of the ADK packaging from our packaging partner PI Global. Earlier in the week, during a much anticipated Skype call, PI Global presented the prototype to us with supporting 3D images and the movie below showing the how […]

South Africa, Expressions of Interest and the prototype packaging

The Trademark Southern Africa (TMSA) team | January 2012 Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog but that doesn’t mean there’s been nothing going on – quite the contrary in fact. Here’s a summary of the last week or so. The highlight was the TMSA Retreat in South Africa. As I have explained […]