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 […]

Top 5 Achievements in 2020

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   The COVID pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year for us all. We have not made as […]

Amcor donate packaging for one million ORS/Zinc co-packs

Amcor, our scale-up packaging partner, has donated the packaging for a further 1 million ORS/Zinc co-packs. These will be used by Pharmanova in Zambia to assemble ORS/Zinc co-packs for the government – branded as the GRZ ORS/Zinc co-pack – and for the private sector – branded as Kit Yamoyo. The shipment will leave London on […]

Webinar: COVID-19, Diarrhoeal Disease and Fragile Health Systems 

I’ll be delivering this presentation followed by a Q&A and discussion. To participate, please register here: https://path.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcu-qrzIuGtJTF-uTtfp5Gy1M1Wad1rDJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 AM EST/ 7:30 AM PST / 3:30 PM BST Diarrhoea Innovations Group Topic: COVID-19, Diarrheal Disease, and Fragile Health Systems While the […]

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 […]

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 […]