This month, we’re happy to announce the official opening of a new North Star Alliance clinic (Roadside Wellness Centre) in Livingstone, Zambia. Established in cooperation with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, our new Livingstone clinic will provide a full range of…

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…

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the New Champions kicked off today in Dalian, China and Paul Matthew, North Star Alliance Director for Southern Africa, is present to speak about the importance of social innovation, and about North Star’s work across Africa delivering health care to traditionally hard-to-reach people. In addition to representing North Star, Paul…

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…

North Star Alliance Director Paul Matthew Recognised as Ashoka Fellow

Paul Matthew, North Star Alliance’s Regional Director Southern Africa, was recently selected to become an Ashoka Fellow, in recognition of his continuing efforts to limit the spread of HIV and other diseases among mobile populations and corridor communities across Africa. Paul, who played a critical role in establishing North Star Alliance, and in developing and…

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…

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…

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