Archives for August 2013

Malnutrition – how Kit Yamoyo helps

This is probably the most simple equation in the world: Add to this the fact that a child becomes malnourished when they do not absorb sufficient nutrients and you have the basis for approaching the problem of malnutrition and the stunting it causes. The key thing to note here is that it’s not just about […]

Activities in Katete during Child Health Week

[Guest post by Elias Lungu. Elias heads the frontline activities for the ColaLife Trial in Katete District, Zambia] 22 – 26 July 2013 Introduction Child Health Week is an international activity that takes place country-wide with the aim of treating children from various diseases including diarrhoea, measles, malaria malnutrition etc. A meeting was organised at […]

The ColaLife Documentary UK Premier | London | 23-Sep-13

The ColaLife Documentary – The Cola Road – will have its UK Premier at the RSA in London on Monday, 23-Sep-13. Admission is FREE but the event will be ticketed and donations are always welcome. Click here to get your ticket from the RSA’s Eventbright page. Early booking is advised – with any luck it […]

Final survey kicks off – feelings of slight relief

Last week the trial’s Principal Investigator, Rohit Ramchandani arrived in Zambia to oversee the final survey of the trial. This blog post has been put together using pictures from last week’s training of enumerators and notes sent in by Rohit following the first couple of days in the field in Katete District. It’s incredible that […]

Claire Ward wins Best Director for the ColaLife documentary

On Saturday night (24/8/13) at the 2013 Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, California, Claire Ward won Best Director (Documentary) for her film The Cola Road which followed the ColaLife team in Zambia as they set-up to try and make a humble anti-diarrhoea kit – the Kit Yamoyo – as ubiquitous as Coca-Cola in remote rural […]

Listen to Peter Day’s take on ColaLife | BBC Radio 4, Thursday, 29 August, 2013

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo won Product Design of the Year 2013 and it was at the award ceremony that I first met Peter Day, the BBC’s Global Business Correspondent. The next time I met him was a month or so later in Zambia when we travelled together, way off the beaten track to one of the […]