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…

”…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…

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…

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