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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…

A decade ago, preventing and treating HIV is what brought North Star into existence, trying at the time to limit the epidemic of the disease amongst truck drivers. This World AIDS Day, North Star Alliance has doubled down in the fight to end the epidemic by increasing our outreach efforts and helping as many people…

Boris was born in a little countryside town called Fontenay-le-Comte, near Bordeaux in France. After finishing high school, he joined the ESCEM (École supérieure de commerce et management) where he graduated with a dual master degree in marketing communications. Wanting to make a meaningful use of what he learnt at school, Boris scouted for internship…

This week, meet Shirleen, an outreach coordinator in our East Africa region. Shirleen Mugo was born in a small town called Meru in Kenya, where she spent her childhood and most of her student life. After completing her secondary studies at St Mary’s Girls High School, Shirleen left her village for the capital, and successfully…

Today, we introduce you to Kibet Cherongis, one of our site coordinators in East Africa. Born in a remote village called ‘Kaptama’ located in Mt Elgon disctrict in Kenya, Kibet studied clinical medicine and surgery in Nairobi. After meeting with another staff member (Stephen Gichina), he decided to apply to work for North Star and…

This week we introduce you to Maud Mogale, one of our project coordinators in our Southern Africa region. Born and raised in Durban, Maud has been working with community members since 2004. She was introduced to North Star Alliance when she was working with Maromi Health Services and assessing the potential location for future Blue…

Request For Quote Information:  Closing Date:  7 October 2016 – 16:00 North Star Alliance, now invites submission of interest for the above-captioned Project. Medical equipment (Full list here) Medical consumables (Full list here) Inverters 5kVA CD4 Count machines For the Inverters we are looking for the 5 kVA. · Manned telephone support · Monitored email…

Request For Quote Information:  Issue Date: 17 August, 2016 Closing Date:  7 September 2016 – 23:59 North Star Alliance, as Sub Recipient of the Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector (TIMS) – Southern Africa Programme, is charged with the establishing of 11 Occupational Health Service Centres (OHSC) in the following 8 countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique,…

This is it. Tomorrow, we will be unveiling the official North Star Alliance exhibition space booth at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. For our first time participating in the leading international gathering on AIDS, we wanted to give delegates a clear understanding of our model. So we thought on a…

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