Archives for June 2012

The first 500 AidPods arrive in Lusaka

Today the first 500 AidPods from the production tooling arrived in Lusaka and they are beautiful! These aren’t the first ones off the production tooling. The first ones did not meet the high standards of Charpak and PI Global as the side walls were of an uneven thickness. A slight modification was made of the […]

No purchase necessary

From the very outset of the ColaLife Campaign we have stressed that we only want to piggy-back on the Coca-Cola distribution chain to get social products into the community shops that Coca-Cola gets to. We do not want there to be any other association. The purchase of an Anti-Diarrhoea Kit (ADK) must not be linked […]

Evaluating ColaLife Operational Trial Zambia – COTZ

[The following article was written by Rohit Ramchandani & Jane Berry and was published this week in UNICEF’s internal M&E Newsletter EvalNews. It looks at the issues we have faced designing the evaluation framework for the ColaLife Trial in Zambia (COTZ)] COTZ is funded by DfID, J&J Corporate Citizenship Trust, COMESA and Honda with in-kind […]

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 […]

The ColaLife Innovation Map

The image of AidPods in a Coca-Cola crate is such a strong one that many people think that is all there is to ColaLife, but there is a lot more innovation associated with ColaLife than that. The ColaLife innovation map below shows how the original idea has catalysed even more innovative thinking: Click on this […]

ColaLife – the documentary – can you help make it happen?

In three weeks time a young documentary maker – a post graduate of New York University – will be travelling to Zambia to make her first solo documentary. Claire Ward will follow the first  ‘Kit Yamoyo’ on a test run from Lusaka, through the Coca-Cola wholesaler in Kalomo town, and out to retailers serving mothers […]