High blood pressure (also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension) can lead to heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. It affects more than one in three adults and leads to more than nine million deaths worldwide every year. Nowhere is this impact felt more than in communities across Africa. This week, in…

Last year, we posted our first-ever infographic in conjunction with the release of our 2010 Annual Overview to highlight what was a busy year of growth and development. This year, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at some of the exciting results we’ll be reporting in our forthcoming 2011 Annual Overview. As the…

“Meet people on the move across Africa and provide them with basic health care”. While North Star’s mission seems simple, by many, it can be seen as a nearly impossible challenge. The latest numbers coming in from our electronic health passport system, COMETS, however, are showing the success. Because of this success, we’re preparing to…

North Star Alliance East Africa Infographic - On HIV, Health, and Truck Drivers

Health Care that Moves Imagine being ‘at work’, 24 hours a day, 26 days each month. While this thought would bring even the most enthusiastic workaholics to their knees, this is, in fact, a reality for truck drivers and transport workers across Africa and around the world. Couple this reality with limited access to health…

Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health all day.  This is according to a  recent infographic compiled by Medical Billing and Coding which shows the health implications of sitting, which the average person now spends 9.3 hours per…

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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