Archives for 2014

The first Kit Yamoyo Flexi-packs go East and West

We are very pleased to have a strong relationship with the people within the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) who deal with ORS and Zinc. Since I met the teams in Uganda and India, CHAI have signed a global agreement with us to enable all relevant staff to access our trial findings through our open […]

From Crate to Community: Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) and ColaLife

After almost a year of planning, the Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Evidence Review Symposium came to a close in Accra, Ghana last week. I’ve just returned to Toronto after having presented as part of the Supply Chain Management Panel and sharing our preliminary findings from the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ). There was […]

Kit Yamoyo featured at “Best Buys In Global Health” event

Last week (19-Mar-14), ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo was featured at the Best Buys in Global Health event hosted at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC. The event was held in partnership with PATH, PSI, DEVEX and Merck for Mothers, and marked the launch of the Spring edition of PSI’s Impact Magazine, “The Best Buys […]

It’s back to the kitchen table

Kitchen tables have been important in the development of ColaLife. That’s where we started and that’s where we are now. Despite the incredible progress we are making, the funding and administrative arrangements have been very chaotic over the last few months – and here we explain why. The progress first: Expansion of activities in and […]

Spring in Paris | Presentation to the IHI/BMJ in Paris | 11-Apr-14

I have just got back to Zambia from Paris where I was honoured to give the closing keynote presentation at a massive conference organised by the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare. The conference was entitled “Strive for Excellence. Seek Value. Spark a revolution.” so I was in my element! There were around […]

Screw-top samples arrive from China

Two sample Screw-top containers have arrived from China for our approval and we are delighted with them. They were blown from a standard pre-form (blank) into a mould designed for us by our packaging partner PI Global. The mould was made in China from a digital file sent by PI Global to the mould maker […]

Willingness to pay in Urban Areas

In the COTZ trial, we were focussing on finding out how we could reach children in rural villages with ORS and Zinc, to stop children dying from diarrhoea. By early 2014, we were planning an expansion into urban areas. Crucially, the learning from the trial had forced us to completely revisit the kit design and […]

ColaLife keynote at C2MTL

I am honoured to be giving one of the keynote presentations at C2MTL on 28-May in Montreal. C2MTL (Creativity & Commerce Montreal) is billed as a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity so I should be quite at home with those on the insanity end of the spectrum! Other keynote speakers include James Cameron […]

ColaLife shortlisted for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that ColaLife has been shortlisted (1 of 3) for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards in the Health category. Our funding partner, the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizen Trust, proposed and put in the entry. The awards showcase ground-breaking business initiatives that create long-term, transformative solutions to environmental, social and corporate governance […]

5 immediate recommendations to reduce child mortality in Zambia

This is a call to all to comment on 5 immediate recommendations to come out of the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ). We are particularly interested in whether these are compatible with iCCM. Please add your comments below or email simon@colalife.org   5 immediate recommendations to reduce childhood mortality in Zambia These actions can […]