ColaLife in today’s Guardian (Monday, 10-Nov-14)

How ColaLife learned to think outside the crate The award-winning charity used to distribute medicines packaged with Coke bottles to remote rural areas, but it had to adapt and move on as it became more successful. You can also read the article online here.

Interview with Norbert Hirschhorn one of the ORS pioneers

This is a great 3 minute clip from the BBC of an interview with Norbert Hirschhorn one of the ORS pioneers. They worked out the science decades ago. It’s now about access for all the people that need it. Thanks to Robin Curtis for highlighting this to me.  

FREE Screening: The Cola Road, 13 March, Nesta, London

The award-winning independent film about our work, The Cola Road, is coming to London – so put Thursday 13th March, 6:30 pm, in your diary! Jane and I will be getting off a plane that morning, and will be there for the screening and Q & A session afterwards. View The Cola Road trailer on […]

450 turn out at Waterloo University for The Cola Road screening

The biggest ever audience turned out on 16-Jan-14 at the University of Waterloo to hear presentation by our very own Rohit Ramchandani on ColaLife and watch the award-winning ColaLife Documentary – The Cola Road. Missed it? Don’t worry it’s screening again right next door at The GreenHouse, St Paul’s University College, Waterloo, Ontario on 11-Feb-14. Please book […]

Final Steering Committee Meeting

This afternoon we had the final steering committee meeting of the ColaLife Trial. It was chaired by Dr Chizema a director at the Ministry of Health and attended by the other key Ministry of Community Development, Mother & Child Health and a dozen or so key NGOs. It was an energizing affair. UNICEF presented the […]

What Plum Neasmith did for ColaLife

Do you buy original art? Are you moving house and need more than a few posters to hang on the wall? If you do or are, then please visit ArtPlatform, a brilliant initiative founded by Nicole Herbert. ArtPlatform is a market place for art that also supports selected charities. The way it works is that artists […]

Kit Yamoyo presented at UN General Assembly as breakthrough innovation

Our strategy for impact is that others pick up what we are learning from the trial in Zambia and incorporate this into their own programmes. For this strategy to work people need to know what we are doing and we need endorsement from reputable sources. For this reason we are very pleased to be showcased […]

What James did for ColaLife

Some people take it upon themselves to do extraordinary things for ColaLife. James went on a trip of self discovery and raised more than £1,000 for us in the process. This is his story in his own words: CAMINO DE FRANCES – JULY 2013 On 17-Jul, I set out to walk just over 500km of […]

Child mortality figures published – glass half-full or half empty?

Are you a glass half-full or a glass half-empty person? I’m definitely the ‘half-full’ type. You’ll not find many pictures of miserable children on this blog, I prefer to take an optimistic approach and think that it’s better to ‘look on the bright side’. However, I find I just can’t be a ‘glass half-full’ person […]

The ‘science of delivery’ and ColaLife

        The current President of the World Bank Group, Jim Kim, has made what he calls ‘The Science of Delivery’ a theme of his tenure. I was made aware of this by a ColaLife supporter pointing me to this blog post by Kevin Watkins on the ODI’s website: Jim Kim’s ‘science of […]