Webinar invitation: It’s not all about COVID-19

ColaLife is an active member of Catalyst 2030 – the open, global network of social entrepreneurs collaborating to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We, as Catalyst 2030, are running our second free, two-day webinar on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (26 and 27-May-20) under the banner Catalysing Change. ColaLife’s presentation is on […]

Webinar invitation: “COVID-19. Before You Act. Stop. And Think” 10am BST, 1-May-20

ColaLife is an active member of Catalyst 2030 – the open, global network of social entrepreneurs collaborating to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We, as Catalyst 2030, are running a free, two-day webinar on this Thursday and Friday (30-Apr and 1-May-20) under the banner Catalysing Change looking at the response of our sector […]

Visionary Program – 7 questions

It was a pleasure to contribute to the Ashoka Visionary Program which is open to all and run by Ashoka out of Austria (Europe) and Athens (Eastern Africa and the Mediterranean Region). I kicked off the hour-long session with a short, top-level overview of the work ColaLife has done so far but then focussed on […]

What is a ‘smart’ partnership?

We define a ‘smart’ partnership as one that is built around a vision not around a partnership member or leader. Why is that important? The concept came out of our work with Ashoka on our globalisation plan where we were introduced to the concept of  ‘smart’ networks. These, again, are built around a vision not […]

Emulating Value Chains of Consumer Goods to Save Lives

Just before Christmas this independent academic analysis of our work was published by the prestigious IBM Center for The Business of Government. The work that went into this report was led by Paulo Savaget, a Gates Scholar completing his PhD at Cambridge University, who is now Assistant Professor at the University of Durham and a […]

Top 5 Achievements for 2019

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   We’ve had 10 years of Top Tens: an exciting decade when ColaLife achieved much more than we ever expected. 2019 […]

The role of innovation in augmenting Healthcare – the ColaLife Story

I have spent the last two days (27 to 28-Nov-19) at the Africa Health Extension Summit (#AHES19) in Nairobi where I told an abbreviated version of the ColaLife story to illustrate the role of innovation in improving healthcare. Key themes were: why we need innovation in the healthcare sector what we mean by innovation how […]

New edition of ‘Where There Are No Pharmacists’ includes ORS and Zinc for diarrhoea treatment

Where There Are No Pharmacists is a guide to managing medicines for all health workers. It was first published in 2009. Where there are no trained pharmacists serving communities, other categories of health workers are called upon to order, buy, store, dispense and advise people on rational use of medicines. Where There Are No Pharmacists explains […]

Zambian Government orders 1 million co-packs

News came through this morning (2-Oct-19) that the Ministry of Health of the Zambian Government has placed an order for 1 million ORS/Zinc co-packs with Kit Yamoyo’s manufacturer in Lusaka. Pharmanova, which we partnered with in our trials, is now managing production, sales and distribution entirely independently, on a self-sustaining basis. Once this order is […]

Ceniarth to support ColaLife for two more years

Ceniarth – a single-family office focused on funding market-based solutions that benefit underserved communities – have supported ColaLife since 2014. Diane Isenberg, Ceniarth’s founder, made contact in late 2013 after hearing Peter Day’s report on his visit to Zambia. We have been very fortunate to have partnered with a selection of funders who have invested […]