A brand new version of our health passport system ‘COMETS‘ is currently under development in the Netherlands and will be launched by December. Made in partnership with ORTEC, this update should fix the major flaws of the software and considerably improve the user-friendliness of the interface, optimising its usability. Officially named ‘ISON 0.1’ but internally…

Last week, the latest version of North Star’s client health monitoring system, COMETS, called ‘PANSTARRS’, was rolled out in four of our Roadside Wellness Centres in Tanzania. In the coming weeks, patients visiting our clinics in Dar-es-Salaam, Kahama, Tunduma, and Mwanza will be the first to benefit from the improved system, which supports the diagnosis of…

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…

On April 16th, a long-haul truck driver named Simon was the first person to have his fingerprint scanned prior to having his blood pressure checked as part of a new pilot programme being run at our Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) in Cato Ridge, South Africa. The pilot programme, which will also run at our Beitbridge…

ORTEC and North Star Alliance are participating in the “11partners in 2011” campaign. This campaign, organized by NUzakelijk.nl, recognizes partnerships between Non-Governmental Organizations (such as North Star) and commercial organizations such as ORTEC, one of North Star’s core partners. With this campaign NUzakelijk, Partners4Change and Young Professionals Make the Difference aim to stimulate the cooperation…

“This system enables us to select optimal Roadside Wellness Centres locations” After successfully developing North Star Alliance’s client health registration system, ORTEC has now delivered a new application that will assist North Star in determining optimal clinical locations and number of employees for its network of Roadside Wellness Centres (RWCs). The new solution is developed…

The following press release was originally released by ORTEC, North Star Alliance core partner. To view the original posting click here. ORTEC, a leading provider of advanced planning and optimization software solutions and consulting services, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Global Business Coalition (GBC) Business Action on Health…

With a busy 2011 well underway, we wanted to look back and share some of the exciting North Star Alliance figures from 2010. This data highlights the tremendous success and impact North Star Alliance and partners are having in transport corridor communities across Africa…Click the infographic below to see a larger version, then, let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

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