Meet Anne (not her real name), a resident of Emali town in Makueni county. Anne, a mother of a handsome young boy has been living with HIV for more than a decade now. However, her journey with the virus has had its share of challenges and she notes that there were days she lived in…

  The rise of COVID-19 cases in Africa has brought hardships to sex workers in particular, in terms of loss of income, police crackdowns, exclusion from social protection schemes, and increased violence from both clients and intimate partners. This threatens hard-won gains made to date against HIV and AIDS. Sex workers are more at risk…

For centuries, communicable diseases were the main causes of death around the world. However, with medical research around it, development of vaccines and antibiotics the trend shifted and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) started causing major problems across the globe. The rise of NCDs in Africa and throughout the world poses a threat to human health and…

North Star Alliance was selected to find missing people with TB in Mombasa and link them to diagnostic and treatment facilities in Jomvu and Changamwe Sub-Counties in Mombasa. Sandra Wesa, North Star Alliance Project Coordinator notes that the non-governmental organisation is based along the transport corridor. The organisation gives services to mobile populations which includes…

Peninah Nduku, a 22-year-old, sex worker in Likoni, Mombasa County, was clinically diagnosed with TB in early 2021. A spirited lady she is. She refers to herself as a hustler or bangaiza, a term that connotes a sex worker. The struggle with poverty and destitution gave her no option, having lost her parents at a…

Arnest Rono, a truck driver, started coughing and having an intermittent fever that would come and disappear. This continued for more than four months. One day, while at his place of work in Mombasa waiting to be assigned the next trip, he attended an education session on TB conducted by North Star Alliance, one of…

We are excited to have our East Africa Regional Director, Ms. Eva Mwai featured as Apolitical Top 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in the world, 2021. Eva was among the over 1,100 nominees drawn from both public and private sectors around the world. She was featured under the Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and…

First of all, briefly tell us about yourself? Alex: I was born and raised in Germany. I began my career after finishing high school in Canada by studying logistics in Gottingen, Germany. I am always self-devoted and continually aspire for greater things in life, this saw me serve in the Navy and moving to Berlin…

The initial case of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa was confirmed in Nigeria on Feb 27, 2020. This was followed by the first regional death in Burkina Faso on March 18, 2020. Since these initial happenings, more than 3.8 million cases and 100 000 deaths have been confirmed in Africa. Despite initial fears of a devastating spread…

Every day across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Star Alliance’s committed local teams are breaking barriers to health, providing marginalised populations with stigma-free access to essential health services through their e-health network. With their pioneering model and scale, the organisation is posed to share promising practices at the 22ndInternational AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) in Amsterdam,…

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