Archives for 2021

Top 3 Achievements in 2021

[Apologies for the delay in publishing this ‘end of year’ blog post.] 2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 | 2013’s top 10 2014’s top 10 | 2015’s top 10 | 2016’s top 10 | 2017’s top 10 | 2018’s top 10 2019’s top 5 | 2020’s top 5   COVID […]

ORSZCA Update: GFF, UNICEF and more

If you haven’t already done so, please join ORSZCA, the open global network to accelerate the adoption of the new WHO recommendation for diarrhoea treatment: co-packaged ORS and Zinc. Please also follow us on Twitter: @ORSZCA. Supporting the ORSZCA global alliance will lead ColaLife to achieve the final phase of our global impact strategy. ORSZCA […]

What’s a Trim Tab? And have we found one to address the childhood diarrhoea death toll?

In 1972, Buckminster Fuller, the famous inventor, architect and philosopher, explained his insight about part of a ship – the ‘trim tab’ – and the power of a trim tab as a metaphor, to understand how one small adjustment can bring about transformative change. And I wondered: could co-packaging for ORS and Zinc be the […]

ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance (ORSZCA) seeks co-chairs

Mother administers ORS to her child. ICDDR,B Hospital Dhaka © Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant Panjiar As the world learns to live with COVID, ColaLife is re-starting its advocacy work aimed at making co-packaged ORS and Zinc the “go-to” treatment for childhood diarrhoea. This builds on our successful application in 2019 for the World Health […]

ColaLife is a catalyst – that’s all

As we all learn to live with COVID, ColaLife is working to re-start its ORS/Zinc co-packaging advocacy work, which stopped as COVID emerged, overwhelming many of the partners we need to make this happen. We will have exciting announcements to make about this re-start in the next couple of weeks – but here’s a preview: […]

Guy Fraser succumbs to COVID

We have just received the very sad news that Guy Fraser has died of COVID. As we moved from the trial in Zambia to the scale-up we wanted to localise all the components of Kit Yamoyo. Pharmanova had been making ORS for a number of years and during the trial they started their own production […]