This week, we introduce you to Rosina, one of our Site Coordinators in our Southern Africa Region. Raised by her mother, Rosina Ngungunyani came from a loving and caring Zimbabwean family that inspired her to pursue a career in the healthcare sector. Celebrating her 15th year as a Professional Nurse, Rosina continues to grow her…

This week, we introduce you to Khondzi, one of our Peer Educators in our Southern Africa Region. Khondzi Jane Nkhata was born in Phola Trust in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Raised with four other siblings, she left school after finishing 10th Grade to pursue an exciting career in healthcare. Her résumé says it…

Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of a new Roadside Wellness Centre in Upington, South Africa. Our new Upington clinic, the 32nd to join our Africa-wide network, and our 7th in South Africa, will provide a full range of primary health services, as well as key ‘tier one’ services such as HIV counselling and…

Clearing over 1,100 trucks daily, the Beitbridge Border Crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe is one of Southern Africa’s busiest. As a result, it has also long been a hotspot for the transmission of diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections. In 2009, we took a big first step in combatting the…

This week, on World AIDS Day, we are pleased to announce the opening of our latest Roadside Wellness Centre in Pongola, South Africa. This new clinic is the third of five new clinics to be opened in South Africa as part of a collaborative initiative with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI),…

North Star Alliance - Ngodwana Clinic

We’re pleased to announce the official opening of a new North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre in Ngodwana, South Africa. The centre, which is located on the busy N4 Highway in the province of Mpumalanga, is ideally situated to provide health services to mobile workers moving between cities including Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the Mozambican…

This week, we officially welcomed a new North Star Alliance Wellness Centre to our clinical network in Southern Africa – the first of 5 new clinics to be built in South Africa as part of a collaborative initiative with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), PEPFAR and USAID. Located in the Johannesburg suburb…

This week, the 6th SA AIDS Conference kicks off in Durban, South Africa, and North Star Alliance will be live at the event. The conference, which marks a decade since the first conference was held in Durban in 2003, brings together a cross section of professionals, academics, and activists from the public and private sectors…

Last November we featured the launch of an exciting and innovative pilot project aimed at delivering important health and safety information to 75 truck drivers in South Africa. The pilot, which ran for two months between November and December 2011, reached truck drivers via text messages covering a range of topics with one SMS per day,…

Good day. Welcome to North Star SMS wellness support. If you want to stop getting the SMSs, send a please-call-me at any time. This month, North Star Alliance and Cell-Life, a not-for-profit organisation that provides technology for the management of HIV, launched an innovative SMS-based pilot programme designed to deliver important health training information to…

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