Our clinics are located at ‘hotspots’ such as border posts, transit towns or ports where large numbers of trucks stop, load and offload, and where sex work and informal trades flourish. Most are open late, tailored to the hours of our core target populations.


North Star Alliance brings health services to mobile workers and the communities they interact with across Africa in a Blue Box. We use converted shipping containers (painted blue) to house clinics that deliver public health programmes for people with increased health risks, like truck drivers and sex workers, and primary health care to communities with limited or no access to medical services.

We chose this “containerised approach” because semi-mobile structures with a standard layout could be rapidly produced and deployed while still meeting the World Health Organisation’s standards, enabling us to continuously expand our reach. As a result, since 2006 we’ve grown from one clinic in Malawi, to a network of clinics across sub-Saharan Africa; and we’re only getting started.

Discover our clinics

Dar es Salaam - Impala Noremco Parking | Tanzania East Africa
Maai Mahiu | Kenya East Africa

Maai Mahiu is a settlement in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province. It is strategically located on the major highway from Uganda through Kenya.

Pongola | South Africa Southern Africa

The town of Pongola is situated along the N2 in northern KwaZulu-Natal roughly 10 kilometers from the Swaziland border. Beyond being a busy resting point for drivers en route to and from busy regional centres including Johannesburg.

Kurasini - Dar es salaam | Tanzania East Africa
Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe Southern Africa

Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. It lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves.

Kazungula | Botswana Southern Africa

Kazungula Ferry is a pontoon ferry across the 400-metre-wide Zambezi River. It is one of the largest ferries in south-central Africa and operates between border posts at Kazungula, Zambia and Kasane, Botswana.

Tanangozi, Impala Iringa Parking| Tanzania East Africa
Ngwenya | Swaziland Southern Africa

Ngwenya is a town in western Swaziland, lying near the border with South Africa, north west of Mbabane, on the MR3 road

Farafenni | The Gambia West Africa

The Gambia facilitates important regional transport, therefore truck stops in transit towns like Farafenni have become particularly busy with domestic and international truck drivers.

Ilula Mtua | Tanzania East Africa
Beitbridge | Zimbabwe Southern Africa

Beitbridge or Mzingwane is a border town in the province of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.

Hoedspruit | South Africa Southern Africa
Tunduma | Tanzania East Africa

Tunduma lies at the border between Tanzania and Zambia in the Mbeya Region and has a border post for the Tanzam Highway.

Chirundu South | Zimbabwe Southern Africa

Chirundu is situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia and is the second busiest border post on the North South Corridor after Beitbridge, which is between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Chirundu links South Africa to its northern countries. Chirundu handles an average of 268 trucks per day, translating to 96 840 trucks per annum.

Kwampemba, Impala Tunduma Parking | Tanzania East Africa

Tunduma lies at the border between Tanzania and Zambia in the Mbeya Region and has a border post for the Tanzam Highway.

Emali | Kenya East Africa

Emali is a settlement in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province located along the A109 road, a main road link between the Kenyan cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. It is also regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the country due to the many hundreds of road deaths that have occurred in the last few years.

Jomvu | Kenya East Africa

The Jomvu clinic is situated close to the Kenya East coast near Mombasa.

Chirundu North | Zambia Southern Africa

The Chirundu North Roadside Wellness Centre opened its doors at the beginning of September 2007 and forms part of the Southern African Development Community’s Cross Border Initiative

Malaba | Uganda East Africa

Malaba is a town in Tororo District, Eastern Uganda, on Uganda’s eastern border with Kenya. The town is located on the main highway between Kampala and Nairobi and is the 2nd busiest border post in Uganda.

Forbes | Zimbabwe Southern Africa

Forbes is located in Manicaland, Zimbabwe near the Mozambican border along a key transport route connecting Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, to the Port of Beira in Mozambique.

Salgaa | Kenya East Africa

In 2012, Salgaa Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) began the first laboratory facility within an RWC. They are now able to provide a much wider variety of services to the local community.

Inchope | Mozambique Southern Africa

Inchope is strategically located at the intersection of two major transport routes crossing Mozambique; one linking the port of Beira to the Zimbabwean capital Harare, and the other connecting the North of the country to the South.

Burnt Forest | Kenya East Africa

Burnt Forest is fast becoming a business magnet as more commercial premises emerge in the town – a transit stop-point to the Great Lakes Region.

Ngodwana | South Africa Southern Africa

The RWC is located on the busy N4 Highway near the town of Ngodwana in the province of Mpumalanga and is ideally situated to support mobile workers travelling on the Trans Kalahari Highway which connects Walvis Bay on the west coast and Maputo on the east cost and which also intersects with the economic hubs of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Katuna | Uganda East Africa

Katuna is a town in Kabale District of Uganda at the border with Rwanda. Katuna is a major entrance point to Rwanda and handles most of Rwanda’s imports and exports as most goods from the coast to Rwanda pass through Uganda.

Musina | South Africa Southern Africa

Musina is a South African border town, located on the N1 highway near the South Africa – Zimbabwe Beitbridge border crossing. With over 1,100 trucks moving between Musina, South Africa, and Beitbridge, Zimbabwe daily, the Beitbridge border post is recognised as one of the busiest in Southern Africa.

Mlolongo | Kenya East Africa

Mlolongo town, situated about 14 kilometers from Nairobi City is on Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Ficksburg | South Africa Southern Africa

The Ficksburg Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) opened its doors at the beginning of March 2012 and forms part of the SADC HIV and Aids, TB and Malaria Cross Border Project and is part of the network of clinics operated by North Star across the Southern African region.

Mombasa | Kenya East Africa

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya, with a population of over one million people. Highways connect Mombasa to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

Pomona | South Africa Southern Africa

The North Star Alliance Pomona Roadside Wellness Centre is situated at a privately owned truck stop situated at 96 Maple Street, Pomona, Kempton park which is in the heart of a logistics and distribution hub just north of the OR Tambo Int Airport in Johannesburg.

Upington | South Africa Southern Africa

Our Upington clinic provides a full range of primary health services, as well as key ‘tier one’ services such as HIV counselling and testing,

Cato Ridge | South Africa Southern Africa

The clinic is situated at Cato Ridge Truck Stop, South Africa near N3. It is staffed by three people; a Site Coordinator, Nurse and Peer Educator.

Matsapha| Swaziland Southern Africa

The Matsapha Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) opened its doors at the beginning of 1 October 2012 and forms part of the network of clinics operated by North Star across the Southern African region.

Bloemhof | South Africa Southern Africa

North Star Alliance’s Roadside Wellness Centre at Bloemhof, South Africa is located on the busy N12 Highway and is a busy stopping point for truckers.

Namanga | Kenya East Africa

Namanga is a town, lying on the border with Tanzania. It is in Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province.

Bloemfontein | South Africa Southern Africa

Bloemfontein sits on the N1 Highway between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Musina. It serves as a major transport corridor for long distance trucking and is ideally situated to cater for road traffic between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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