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…

HIV and Tea? How did North Star Alliance come up with this concept? For the current NRC Charity Awards 2014, we wanted to tell the Dutch public just how important our medical services to Africa are. To convey this message in an arresting and thought provoking manner, we decided on a humble (be it red)…

We are proud to announce that North Star Alliance has been selected to be part of the prestigious 2014 NRC Charity Awards Competition. With €75,000 worth of advertising up for grabs in one of the leading newspapers of the Netherlands, the NRC is giving not-for-profits of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to raise their profile and direct…

Seven years ago, HIV and AIDS were having a devastating impact on Africa’s truck drivers. Without access to health services along their routes, HIV was left unchecked, and, just like the goods drivers were transporting, able to move along corridors into communities across the continent. The impact of this was not only being felt by…

This week, OR2013, the International Conference on Operations Research, kicked off in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The conference brings leaders from academia, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector together to explore how operations research and optimisation processes can positively impact people, business, and society as a whole. As part of the conference, which is being hosted in…

What defines the leading corporate health programs? How are companies across sectors thinking about innovation, sustainability and the future of their work? Learn from the 2013 Business Action on Health award winners as they discuss their current programs’ effectiveness and their goals for the years ahead. Recently, GBCHealth announced a new video interview series called…

As part of our partnership with the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation (ALCO), North Star Alliance’s custom made electronic patient management system COMETS is now also being implemented in ALCO’s 8 existing information units at the borders and 13 referral centers along West Africa’s busiest transport corridor. In order for the system to become fully operational, ALCO and North…

This week, the 6th SA AIDS Conference kicks off in Durban, South Africa, and North Star Alliance will be live at the event. The conference, which marks a decade since the first conference was held in Durban in 2003, brings together a cross section of professionals, academics, and activists from the public and private sectors…

On May 16th, North Star Alliance and long time partner ORTEC were awarded the 2013 Technology for Health Award at the GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards in New York, in recognition of their combined efforts to track and counter the spread of disease with a unique electronic health passport system, called COMETS. Today, we’re…

For a disease that can be largely prevented and easily cured, malaria remains an unnecessarily heavy burden for many people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Every year, over 200 million malaria cases occur worldwide, claiming the lives of an estimated 660,000 people, most of them living on the African continent. As with many diseases, hard-to-reach populations,…

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