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Johnson & Johnson’s Secondment Program enables their employees to share their skills and knowledge in long term Secondments with NGO partners in the field. North Star has been part of the program for five years. Today we would like introduce you to North Star’s new Secondees: Dimitri Bois and Dirk Tuchbreiter. Originally, from France, Dimitri…

“I had lost all hope and even secluded myself from society, I became hard to reach. I have nothing much to say today apart from thank you to the staff of North Star Alliance and for giving me hope and reason to live again….!!!” Says Ruth Lucas*, a sex worker from Kenya. Ruth began developing…

North Star Alliance has been built on an earnest mission: to provide quality healthcare to mobile workers and the communities they interact with. And like our mission, our name is no accident. The North Star is a brilliant point of light providing direction in a sea of possibilities. It is a focal point for a…

In January, our Director of North Star’s Southern region, Paul Matthew, shared his intention to step down at the end of June this year in order to pursue new challenges in the social entrepreneurial sector. One of North Star’s biggest personalities and longest serving employees, Paul was the founder of the Blue Box concept way…

”…The Blue Box is like a bright star, it gives me hope. I stop at the Blue Box because I know they will help me and listen to me. They don’t judge me….No one talks about HIV/AIDS. Truck drivers are terrified to talk about it.” Solomon Aphane*, truck driver A UNAIDS report in 2017 shows…

In late September, 2017, a cross-regional and cross-functional group of 22 senior managers were invited to attend, and participate fully in, North Star’s senior management meeting in Mombasa, Kenya. Spending five days on the themes of trust, transparency and unity, the team examined the implementation of our Strategic Outlook 2017-2020, and took the vital first…

This week, we introduce you to Richard, our country manager for Uganda. Richard grew up in the Western part of Uganda, in the Kabale district. This area is so hilly and cold that it is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Richard’s family home is located next to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the…

This week, we introduce you to Beatrice, administrative assistant at our East Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. Beatrice’s father worked for the Kenyan government, meaning Beatrice grew up in many different cities and countries. She has lived in Siaya County in southwest Kenya, Kisumu, a port city in western Kenya, and Nairobi, the country’s…

Part of the evolution of every healthy organisation is a thorough assessment of purpose and direction. At ten years old, North Star Alliance has matured into a multinational organisation and recognised pioneer in our field – and yet we feel like we are only just beginning. In 2016 we took stock of where we were,…

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