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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Chevron and North Star Alliance have teamed up to offer all conference delegates from the International AIDS Conference 2016 (AIDS 2016) a free guided tour of our Cato Ridge Blue Box clinic, as part of the AIDS 2016 Engagement Tours. The clinic is located at the Cato Ridge Truck Stop on the N3, one of…

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