Every day across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Star Alliance’s committed local teams are breaking barriers to health, providing marginalised populations with stigma-free access to essential health services through their e-health network. With their pioneering model and scale, the organisation is posed to share promising practices at the 22ndInternational AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) in Amsterdam,…

The countdown is on! With only two weeks until the 22nd International AIDS Conference kicks off in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, North Star Alliance is proud to share that we will be present across multiple mediums at the conference from 23-27 July. Alongside welcoming our peers, partners and colleagues to our Dutch homeland, North Star is…

We’re already more than halfway through the first month of 2017, and knowing that North Star Alliance has many exciting developments and challenges ahead, we thought it fitting to review the accomplishments of 2016 to remind us of how far we’ve come. Early last year, outgoing Executive Director Luke Disney handed the reigns over to our new…

At North Star we strive for continuous innovation to tailor our services to the needs of our clients. That is why we developed STAR DRIVER, a new health programme, especially for truck drivers! We launched the pilot of STAR DRIVER in three Roadside Wellness Centres in Kenya: Emali, Maai Mahiu, and Salgaa. Another important step…

North Star’s Regional Director of Southern Africa, Paul Matthew, returns to South Africa this week, after being one of forty leading late-stage social entrepreneurs involved in a week-long executive education module on creating systematic change. With the objective of immersing participants in systems thinking for social change, the course was developed jointly by the Schwab…

Bringing together some of the worlds most talented econometrics students from 30 different universities, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge amongst others, the 16th Annual World Econometrics Championship, held in Amsterdam from 29 March 2015, will encourage these future world-shapers to consider a deeper element of thought than their usual case studies require. This year, North…

This week we introduce you to David Nyambati, one of our Project Officers (playing a strong role in our IT department) in East Africa. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, David’s formal education took place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. “I accidentally enrolled for Sociology and Political Science.” He shares with a smile, “I…

North Star’s operations in West Africa are expanding, with four Wellness Centres opening in January this year in Togo, in partnership with the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and Togo’s Ministère de l’Enseignement de Base et Primaire (Ministry of Basic and Primary Education). The clinics are set up at four villages, namely Agoè-Nyivé, Tsévié, Pya and Dapaong, each located…

This week we introduce you to Sylvia Mushumba-Barure, one of our Nurses in Southern Africa. Born in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, Sylvia attended primary school in Masvingo Province and then was enrolled at a boarding school, Gutu Mission, for secondary school. Her mother’s work with NGO’s in different provinces meant that Sylvia was…

North Star Alliance is ringing in the New Year with some great news; just this week the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Global Fund confirmed the extension of their contract with North Star until the end of March, following which we will enter into “Phase II” of the project. The team from SADC…

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