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 […]

DfID support for Lusaka scale-up confirmed

We are very pleased to confirm that the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) will be the majority funder of the Kit Yamoyo Scale-up in Lusaka Province, Zambia. The project is called KYTS-LUSAKA (Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale in Lusaka). This is a significant milestone for ColaLife and comes two years after the end of […]

Report on trip to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Beerse, Belgium

Last week (26-Aug-15) we visited the Janssen Pharmaceuticals HQ in Beerse, Belgium. We were invited jointly by Janssen and Johnson & Johnson to address the staff who work on the Beerse Campus at a ‘Townhall” event (200+ people). We also contributed to a Janssen Management Board Meeting and led a discussion with members of the […]

KYTS-ACE gets underway

         Before we returned to the UK in Jun-14 we helped our Zambian partner, Keepers Zambia Foundation, submit a bid to the local Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Programme funded by the British, Irish and Swedish Governments and administered by CARE Zambia. The SUN Programme in Zambia is targeted at the 14 districts with the highest […]

ColaLife wins GSK and Save The Children Healthcare Innovation Award

We are very pleased to announce that ColaLife was the joint first winner of the GSK and Save The Children Healthcare Innovation Award which comes with $370,000. We are so delighted with this recognition and wish to thank GSK and Save The Children. This comes at a time when we have struggled for 12 months with the national […]

ColaLife wins Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Stars in Global Health award

ColaLife is delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as recipients of a Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Stars in Global Health award. So, who is our Star in Global Health? And where does Canada come in? Well, regular readers will know Rohit Ramchandani, our Public Health Advisor. Rohit first contacted us in 2008, saying he’d […]

Accountable body confirmed and other exciting things

Because ColaLife is new and has no ‘track record’ as an international NGO, DfID Zambia is unable to give their funding directly to us to run the Zambia trial. Instead it will be given to an ‘accountable body’, whose job it is to ensure the money is spent correctly and provide the financial reports required […]

ColaLife wins global health innovation award

ColaLife is one of three winners of the Boehringer Ingelheim/Ashoka Changemakers ‘Making More Health’ award announced today, 8am EST. Jean Scheftsik de Szolnok, Vice-President Southern Europe for Boehringer Ingelheim said: “The Making More Health competition reflects Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to supporting leadership and innovation in healthcare and to improving health for individuals, families, and communities” The […]

What would we do without UnLtd?

We’ve made three applications for funding to organisations which support start-ups. The first one failed because we were ‘not advanced enough with the ColaLife project’. The second one failed because ‘we were too advanced’. The third application was to UnLtd and today we heard that this bid has been successful. They have agreed to provide […]

Meet the Cultural Engineers

Image based on an original photograph by Bertie Borésdon This is a bit of an honour. Honda are launching a new car (it is a hybrid!). The stuff of dreams. To accompany the launch they have recruited a bunch of cultural engineers (aka dreamers and innovators) and are planning to publish a limited edition book […]