The problem is, you never consulted us. A clip from The Cola Road.

Here is a clip from the independently produced (and funded) ColaLife documentary – The Cola Road. The film maker, Claire Ward, followed us in August 2012 as we prepared for the current trial. While she was here in Zambia she was joined by two colleagues: Guy Godfree and Tracy Levy. The voice on the clip is Albert […]

Johnnie Walker ColaLife interview now available

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of my childhood heros; the Radio Caroline and BBC DJ Johnnie Walker MBE about ColaLife. As a completely independent initiative from his work with the BBC and other broadcasters, Johnnie puts together The Alternative Johnnie Walker Podcasts which, and I quote, . . […]

Beyond the call of duty – Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife

Regular readers will know Ali & Lizzie, the couple who are cycling from Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife (and two other charities close to their hearts). Well here is some sad news about a very determined woman. This is a quoted straight from their blog. The original post is here. Last Leg – Lost […]

Designs of the Year 2013 | ColaLife gets a high profile

The Designs of the Year 2013 exhibition opened yesterday (20/3/13) and we would have loved to have been there. The next best thing was watching the #designsoftheyear tweets. It wasn’t long before photos of the ColaLife exhibit came through (isn’t social media wonderful?). The first from @Clerkenwell2013  and the second by @dfid_innovation who said: novel partnership, […]

Could the private sector supply remote rural health posts in Zambia?

Back in June (27/6/12), on our first visit to see Zambia’s Minister of Health, the Hon Dr Kasonde, to brief him on ColaLife, he asked us to consider how some of the thinking behind ColaLife could be applied to the problem of supplying Health Posts. Health Posts are the first level of contact between the […]

Cycling from Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife

No, it isn’t me – well not this time anyway! A few months ago, we got one of those out-of-the-blue emails,  which always seem to come with an unrefusable offer. This time, it was the intrepid Ali and Lizzie: “We’ve done Lands End to John O’Groats and now we’re cycling across Africa – can we […]

I want to tell you a story about a mother | Rohit Ramchandani on ColaLife at TEDxYouth Toronto

Here’s a great take on ColaLife presented by our own Public Health Adviser and Primary Investigator for the COTZ Trial in Zambia – Rohit Ramchandani: View the presentation on YouTube. ColaLife has now been presented at five TEDx events: TEDx Berlin – 15/11/10 – if you want to watch another presentation then this is the one! […]

ColaLife Supporters’ Networking Event – and a call to help us win $1,000!

What a great crowd of supporters came together last night at The Design Museum – to enjoy some good conversation, a grandstand view of Tower Bridge, SABMiller‘s famous beers and mince pies (courtesy of our Trustees).  Grateful thanks are due to Civic Agenda who sponsored the venue. We nearly missed it. Delayed on the tarmac for 5 hours […]

ColaLife supporters’ networking event, Design Museum, 18 December

This is a Big Thank You Event for all our supporters who are able to get to the Design Museum in London on 18 December. We’d be nowhere without our supporters and we’d like to say A Big Zambian Zikomo – thank you – face to face – to as many of you as possible at […]

The ColaLife business model in annotated pictures

Now that we are underway I’m able to illustrate our business model in practice using pictures from along the supply chain. There are links at the end of this presentation to two short videos: an endorsement by Dr Kasonde, Zambia’s Minister of Health and a description of the Kit Yamoyo features. Let me know what […]