BMJ’s social innovations supplement to feature ColaLife’s pioneering work

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ColaLife’s pioneering work on co-packaged ORS and Zinc is to be included in an upcoming BMJ special supplement on social innovations for health.

Whilst the key aspects of ColaLife’s work were published online in 2016 as part of Rohit Ramchandani‘s DrPH thesis, it has always been a weakness that we’ve been unable to point to a peer-reviewed, academic paper describing our initial work and findings.

Rohit’s thesis readers were very distinguished in their field:

Professor William Brieger (Advisor), Department of International Health
Professor Robert E. Black, Department of International Health
Professor Sara Bennett, Department of International Health
Professor David Bishai, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Professor Carl Latkin, Department of Health, Behavior and Society

However, a doctoral thesis doesn’t have the same reach and impact as publication in a mainstream public health journal. This is about to be put right in some style. We heard today (13-May-2022) that our paper entitled:

EMULATING VALUE-CHAINS OF FAST-MOVING CONSUMER GOODS TO IMPROVE UPTAKE OF CO-PACKAGED ORS AND ZINC FOR CHILDHOOD DIARRHOEA: EVALUATION OF THE COLALIFE TRIAL

will be published by the BMJ in their “social innovations for health special supplement”. This will be launched at a webinar on 17-May-2022 and simultaneously translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and LatAm sign language.

You can register for the launch webinar here: innovations.bmj.com/pages/call-for-papers-special-supplement-on-social-innovations-for-health/

We will provide a link to the paper as soon as it is available.

 

UPDATE (7-Jun-2022): Our paper is now available online here:
Emulating value-chains of fast-moving consumer goods to improve uptake of co-packaged ORS and zinc for childhood diarrhoea: evaluation of the ColaLife trial