ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo Flexi-pack wins UK Packaging Award

  Last night (11-Nov-15) ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo Flexi-pack won a UK Packaging Award – “Resource Efficient Pack of the Year”. That’s what happens when you have great packaging partners: Amcor Flexibles and PI Global. Thank you guys! In 2013 we won the very prestigious Dupont Packaging Awards for our original ‘aidpod‘ which fitted between the necks of bottles […]

Our tribute to Salvatore Gabola

We were very sad to hear that Salvatore Gabola died suddenly over the weekend. Our thoughts go out to his family. I only met Salvatore once, in June 2006, when he was Global Head of Stakeholder Relations at Coca-Cola. He asked for the meeting through a statement made to the BBC as part of a programme […]

The Cola Road documentary now available for download

Quick links: The film | Film excerpt | The film on the internet | The film’s maker | Support for screenings | DOWNLOAD   The Cola Road trailer   The film The Cola Road is an independent film made about our work. It was not commissioned by ColaLife. In Aug-12 Claire Ward spent 5 weeks shadowing the ColaLife team as we prepared to launch […]

ColaLife Live on Australian Radio – Sunday 26-Jul-15

When Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, indicated that her government would use corporates like Coca-Cola to deliver aid, it caused quite a stir. The report in The Guardian (Australia) attracted more that 600 comments, including one or two from me. This Guardian report and the BMJ debate that preceded it also generated this well considered article […]

The BMJ debate – ColaLife makes the case for partnership with multi-nationals

ColaLife goes head to head with Prof Nick Spencer of Warwick University on involving multi-nationals in efforts to improve child health. Here is the BMJ’s press release announcing the debate. What do you think? Debate: Should we welcome multinational companies’ connection to projects to improve child health? Partnerships with multinational companies in child health programmes […]

Putting the “live” back in Delivery

This article was submitted to Devex and an edited version was published here. This is the full version of the article and includes the footnotes which were omitted from the Devex version. “The stagnant low ORS coverage over the past decade indicates a widespread failure to deliver one of the most cost-effective and life-saving child […]

Visiting UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen

  Back in Mar-14 our trial partner UNICEF Zambia invited us to their office in Lusaka to meet visitors from the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen. We described the work we were doing to Rudolf Schwenk who asked us to contact him once we were back in the UK so that we could present our work […]

A conversation with the BBC’s iPM Programme

We are very pleased that this feature was broadcast nationally in the UK today (14-Jun-14). You’re excused if you missed it as it did go out at 0545am BST (0445am GMT) so here’s a chance to listen again. The feature was put together by Jennifer Tracey of the BBC using archive material and excerpts from […]

Kit Yamoyo packaging – looking to the future

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo has really captured the world’s imagination. Users in poor villages in Zambia, who helped us in the design process, really like it and so do top designers, philanthropists, judges of ethics, public health and international development specialists. In the 12-month trial retailers bought 25,000 of them. Last month the Kit Yamoyo was […]

Our learning journey so far and accusations of failure and abandonment

Media channels are slowly picking up on what we are learning from the ColaLife trial in Zambia and there have been a range of reactions – from broadsheet to tabloid in that order. The backdrop to this is that the use of the unused space in Coca-Cola crates is not the enabler we thought it […]