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Simon Berry
Simon Berry
@colalife
CEO of ColaLife. Currently Project Manager of the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ), the first attempt to independently evaluate the ColaLife concept.
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3p Weekend: 3 Health Innovation Lessons from an Unlikely Source
3p Weekend: 3 Health Innovation Lessons from an Unlikely Source
With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read
#HereEastHacks Coca-Cola | Here East
#HereEastHacks Coca-Cola | Here East
Everly works with a Zambia-based nonprofit, ColaLife, and for every box the consumer buys, the company takes part of the proceeds to subsidize the production of the rehydration salts. ColaLife uses the same networks as Coca-Cola, which allows the nonprofit to distribute salts to rural areas. So far, Everly has helped provide 128,000 oral rehydration packets.
Everly works with a Zambia-based nonprofit, ColaLife, and for every box the consumer buys, the company takes part of the proceeds to subsidize the production of the rehydration salts. ColaLife uses the same networks as Coca-Cola, which allows the nonprofit to distribute salts to rural areas. So far, Everly has helped provide 128,000 oral rehydration packets.
A joint first prize grant of $370 000 (around R3.9 million) was awarded to the UKZN FoneAstra team, along with ColaLife from Zambia.
A joint first prize grant of $370 000 (around R3.9 million) was awarded to the UKZN FoneAstra team, along with ColaLife from Zambia.
Bringing grassroots entrepreneurialism to healthcare is a feature of ColaLife Zambia, which won $370,000. Using the same distribution networks as fast moving consumer goods, such as soft drinks, retailers are able to buy kits containing treatments for diarrhoea – among the biggest childhood killers in Zambia – and roll them out in remote communities. ColaLife now plans to expand the programme into other countries which have expressed an interest in its approach.
Bringing grassroots entrepreneurialism to healthcare is a feature of ColaLife Zambia, which won $370,000. Using the same distribution networks as fast moving consumer goods, such as soft drinks, retailers are able to buy kits containing treatments for diarrhoea – among the biggest childhood killers in Zambia – and roll them out in remote communities. ColaLife now plans to expand the programme into other countries which have expressed an interest in its approach.
So how about a cure for diarrhea – the leading killer of children in Africa under the age of five? Although the cure already exists, there are significant obstacles in getting that medicine to hundreds of rural African villages. And yet what is delivered to these villages almost without fail? Coca Cola! So if you could simply place the small medicine packs in cases of Coke, it would get there, right? And it did. This remarkable video captures that journey.
So how about a cure for diarrhea – the leading killer of children in Africa under the age of five? Although the cure already exists, there are significant obstacles in getting that medicine to hundreds of rural African villages. And yet what is delivered to these villages almost without fail? Coca Cola! So if you could simply place the small medicine packs in cases of Coke, it would get there, right? And it did. This remarkable video captures that journey.
The partners announced today the winners of the Healthcare Innovation Award’s second edition. The University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and ColaLife Zambia each took home $370,000, the former for a mobile app that can help ensure the quality of breastmilk donated to human milk banks, and the latter for a low-cost diarrhea treatment kit.
The partners announced today the winners of the Healthcare Innovation Award’s second edition. The University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and ColaLife Zambia each took home $370,000, the former for a mobile app that can help ensure the quality of breastmilk donated to human milk banks, and the latter for a low-cost diarrhea treatment kit.
Suddenly, your world just explodes! Is there someone out there with distribution, audience, or resources you could utilize? In 2008, for example, ColaLife had the idea to bring life-saving medicines to parts of Africa. It just lacked the distribution. So, the company identified Coca-Cola as a partner with all the distribution it could ever hope for; and went after them.
Suddenly, your world just explodes! Is there someone out there with distribution, audience, or resources you could utilize? In 2008, for example, ColaLife had the idea to bring life-saving medicines to parts of Africa. It just lacked the distribution. So, the company identified Coca-Cola as a partner with all the distribution it could ever hope for; and went after them.
One venture, ColaLife, decided to take this idea one stage further and developed ‘aid pods’- anti-diarrhea kits – that would fit into the crates used to deliver coke. Piloting began with community involvement in Zambia and moved to trial whether distributing the pods via Coca Cola crates would work. The idea of using an existing trade network to distribute vital medical aid is excellent.
One venture, ColaLife, decided to take this idea one stage further and developed ‘aid pods’- anti-diarrhea kits – that would fit into the crates used to deliver coke. Piloting began with community involvement in Zambia and moved to trial whether distributing the pods via Coca Cola crates would work. The idea of using an existing trade network to distribute vital medical aid is excellent.
At the heart of ColaLife has been powerful storytelling using a wide range of media and social media to take supporters – like me – on the journey of the project that I first discovered through Facebook. This has included regular blogs, video and audio content and powerful frontline photography. It is this photography that really stands out for me: first-hand, authentic and not pictures of people living in poverty but people living with hope.
At the heart of ColaLife has been powerful storytelling using a wide range of media and social media to take supporters – like me – on the journey of the project that I first discovered through Facebook. This has included regular blogs, video and audio content and powerful frontline photography. It is this photography that really stands out for me: first-hand, authentic and not pictures of people living in poverty but people living with hope.
ColaLife Founders Show the Power of Listening and Adapting | The Center for Health Market Innovations
ColaLife Founders Show the Power of Listening and Adapting | The Center for Health Market Innovations
The prize for this collaboration would be thousands more sustainable social ventures that harness consumer markets to drive social progress and change....
The prize for this collaboration would be thousands more sustainable social ventures that harness consumer markets to drive social progress and change....
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
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
ColaLife is no ordinary charity. The small UK entity has created a successful business plan and distribution model for its pioneering anti-diarrhoea kit in Zambia by learning from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. It has just distributed its 50,000th kit and has ambitions to replicate the model in at least three other countries.
ColaLife is no ordinary charity. The small UK entity has created a successful business plan and distribution model for its pioneering anti-diarrhoea kit in Zambia by learning from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. It has just distributed its 50,000th kit and has ambitions to replicate the model in at least three other countries.
Why Social Entrepreneurs Need to Be Better Than Their Commercial Counterparts
Why Social Entrepreneurs Need to Be Better Than Their Commercial Counterparts
Successful commercial entrepreneurs have to prioritise building two types of value within their ventures: user value and financial value.
A couple of weeks ago NESTA hosted a screening of a film about a small innovative charity trying to find a low cost solution to a massive pu...
A couple of weeks ago NESTA hosted a screening of a film about a small innovative charity trying to find a low cost solution to a massive pu...
ColaLife is amazing idea that didn't come from Coke.
ColaLife is amazing idea that didn't come from Coke.
You can read more about  ColaLife here however this post focuses on one small component of their kit: The blister pack of zinc tablets.
You can read more about  ColaLife here however this post focuses on one small component of their kit: The blister pack of zinc tablets.