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We were encouraged to find entrepreneurs acting innovatively and creatively:  ColaLife , for example, is using Coca Cola’s distribution channels to carry life-saving medicines to remote communities

We were encouraged to find entrepreneurs acting innovatively and creatively: ColaLife , for example, is using Coca Cola’s distribution channels to carry life-saving medicines to remote communities

ColaLife, a social enterprise based in the UK, noticed that essential medicines weren’t reaching rural African communities. Yet shelves in e...

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ColaLife, a social enterprise based in the UK, noticed that essential medicines weren’t reaching rural African communities. Yet shelves in e...

We have also had the opportunity to interact and learn from the experiences of leading social entrepreneurs namely Jack Sim (World Toilet Or...

We have also had the opportunity to interact and learn from the experiences of leading social entrepreneurs namely Jack Sim (World Toilet Or...

Although Coca-Cola products are readily available for sale in remote African villages, many of the life saving medicines needed for easily treatable diseases can only be obtained at health clinics located a day-long walk, or further, away. So an innovative nonprofit called ColaLife developed packaging and a method for using the Coca-Cola distribution network to distribute medicines, specifically anti-diarrhea kits, in Zambia.

Although Coca-Cola products are readily available for sale in remote African villages, many of the life saving medicines needed for easily treatable diseases can only be obtained at health clinics located a day-long walk, or further, away. So an innovative nonprofit called ColaLife developed packaging and a method for using the Coca-Cola distribution network to distribute medicines, specifically anti-diarrhea kits, in Zambia.

Simón Berri, fundador y CEO de ColaLife, explica cómo nació esta empresa, que comenzará a realizar rondas de pruebas en Zambia durante los primeros meses de 2012. También detalla cómo se llevará a cabo la distribución de medicamentos, las generación ganancias para los microemprendedores y la importancia de la innovación abierta para que el proyecto viera la luz.

Simón Berri, fundador y CEO de ColaLife, explica cómo nació esta empresa, que comenzará a realizar rondas de pruebas en Zambia durante los primeros meses de 2012. También detalla cómo se llevará a cabo la distribución de medicamentos, las generación ganancias para los microemprendedores y la importancia de la innovación abierta para que el proyecto viera la luz.

Some of the many deprived children that ColaLife tries to help

Some of the many deprived children that ColaLife tries to help

ColaLife, designed by Simon Berry, focuses on the problem of distributing medicine in far-flung corners of developing countries. Berry realised that Coca Cola had the furthest reaching supply chain around the world, and so developed a medical packaging case that neatly slots into the gaps between crated Coke bottles – and which also serves as a measure and drinking cup.

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ColaLife, designed by Simon Berry, focuses on the problem of distributing medicine in far-flung corners of developing countries. Berry realised that Coca Cola had the furthest reaching supply chain around the world, and so developed a medical packaging case that neatly slots into the gaps between crated Coke bottles – and which also serves as a measure and drinking cup.

Check out the ColaLife Innovation Map! The latest update from ColaLife pinpoints the 4 main areas of innovation in the creation of its value chain model!

Check out the ColaLife Innovation Map! The latest update from ColaLife pinpoints the 4 main areas of innovation in the creation of its value chain model!

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