The following post was written by Thabsile Sithole, North Star Alliance Peer Educator at the Ngwenya Roadside Wellness Centre in Swaziland I want to share this as you know that today is World Malaria Day.  I’m Thabsile Sithole,  the peer educator at North Star Allaince’s Ngwenya Wellness Centre in Swaziland.  As a peer educator I want to…

Photo of Tabsile in North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre

This is the first post in North Star Alliance’s “Women and Wellness“ series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by exploring issues related to women’s health and wellness in the transport sector and related communities.  The following article is by Thabsile Sithole, transcribed by Robin Landis. I am Thabsile Sithole. I am…

As we start a new year back at North Star Alliance, and prepare for what is already stacking up to be a busy 2013, we wanted to take a moment and look back at some of the stories that helped shape 2012.

The following post was written by Thabsile Sithole, North Star Alliance Peer Educator at the Ngwenya Roadside Wellness Centre in Swaziland My name is Thabsile and I am a 37 year old peer educator at North Star Alliance’s Ngwenya Wellness Centre in Swaziland. I am not sure when I contracted HIV. When I became pregnant…

On April 25th, North Star staff and 48 participants met to discuss a range of topics covering malaria personal prevention, environmental management, symptoms and recognition, and actions to be taken when signs of malaria appear.

With approximately one in every four people living with HIV, Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. Despite continuous efforts from the government, community based organizations and international NGOs to promote HIV prevention, for some people getting tested remains taboo. At North Star’s Roadside Wellness Centre in Ngwenya, near the border with…

Ngwenya is a town in western Swaziland, lying near the border with South Africa, north west of Mbabane, on the MR3 road. The South African town opposite Ngwenya is Oshoek in Mpumalanga province. It is known for its glass factory and artwork. The Malolotja Nature Reserve lies near the town. First Opening 27 May 2007…

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