Archives for December 2012

Top 10 achievements in 2012

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 The end of the line. A child using the Kit Yamoyo in a remote village in Kalomo. Image credit: Claire Ward. 1. The launch of COTZ (the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia) Remote rural Kit Yamoyo retailer It has taken 25 years from the birth of […]

Cycling from Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife

No, it isn’t me – well not this time anyway! A few months ago, we got one of those out-of-the-blue emails,  which always seem to come with an unrefusable offer. This time, it was the intrepid Ali and Lizzie: “We’ve done Lands End to John O’Groats and now we’re cycling across Africa – can we […]

I want to tell you a story about a mother | Rohit Ramchandani on ColaLife at TEDxYouth Toronto

Here’s a great take on ColaLife presented by our own Public Health Adviser and Primary Investigator for the COTZ Trial in Zambia – Rohit Ramchandani: View the presentation on YouTube. ColaLife has now been presented at five TEDx events: TEDx Berlin – 15/11/10 – if you want to watch another presentation then this is the one! […]

ColaLife Supporters’ Networking Event – and a call to help us win $1,000!

What a great crowd of supporters came together last night at The Design Museum – to enjoy some good conversation, a grandstand view of Tower Bridge, SABMiller‘s famous beers and mince pies (courtesy of our Trustees).  Grateful thanks are due to Civic Agenda who sponsored the venue. We nearly missed it. Delayed on the tarmac for 5 hours […]

Rohit reports on our trip to Katete on 3 December

Some of the best moments of this project occur when we least expect them, many of them in the field. This is where the real story is taking place. We had a number of these moments during our visit to Katete a couple of weeks ago (3/12/12). Now that the retailers are engaged, the promoters […]

ColaLife supporters’ networking event, Design Museum, 18 December

This is a Big Thank You Event for all our supporters who are able to get to the Design Museum in London on 18 December. We’d be nowhere without our supporters and we’d like to say A Big Zambian Zikomo – thank you – face to face – to as many of you as possible at […]

Please join the race to win $1,000

We stand a good chance of winning $1,000 if we get the most donors on the Globalgiving site today. At the moment we are joint first and way ahead of the other competition but America is just waking up! We don’t need big donations just small amounts from lots of people! Please support us if […]

Wonderful day in Katete

I’m just back from a very inspiring day in Katete – one of the two districts we are running the ColaLife trial (COTZ) in. I travelled  with three colleagues: Elias Lungu (the KZF project officer in Katete); Albert Saka (KZF, Lusaka) and Rohit Ramchandani (ColaLife‘s Public Health Adviser and the Primary Investigator for COTZ). We […]

The first Kit Yamoyo sales numbers

This week (29/11/12) we had our monthly implementation partners’ meeting, hosted by COTZ partner – Medical Stores Limited (MSL). My report to the meeting was a series of pictures using the syphon metaphor I’ve talk about previously which, incidentally, is proving to be a very accurate depiction in practice. This time yesterday, the whole flow […]