North Star Alliance is ringing in the New Year with some great news; just this week the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Global Fund confirmed the extension of their contract with North Star until the end of March, following which we will enter into “Phase II” of the project. The team from SADC…

For our first blog post in 2015 we’re continuing our team profiles and are pleased to introduce you to Ngunga Nguta, one of our Programme Managers in East Africa. After studying Community Development and Communication, Ngunga joined the North Star team after “stumbling across a job advert on the internet”. While a typical day in…

Today, as part of our Utrecht office Christmas coffee afternoon, our Director shared the following North Star Christmas Tale (with a nod to his Canadian Christmas tradition roots…) Speaking of optimisation, for you all I’ve got something of a realisation Consider Santa Claus on whom we’re so reliant, His journey is worthy of an ORTEC…

Following on from our piece in the Dutch newspaper, Trouw, last week, below is a translated version in English with thanks to our amazing volunteer translators, Geert, Uschi, and Lorraine. Photo Caption: A North Star Alliance “wellness container” in Kenya, where people on the move can drop in with their health-related questions. PHOTO: JEAN-PAUL BERVOETS “Ebola…

It was Red Velvet Cupcakes that brought in clients to our Cato Ridge Roadside Wellness Centre last Thursday 11 Dec. Celebrating World Aids Day and World HIV Awareness Month, the South African RWC exchanged the cupcakes for HIV tests between 2pm and 10pm, encouraging truck drivers, sex workers and truck stop community members to ‘know…

The 14th annual Arrive Alive campaign was launched in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Friday, presented by partners Life Rosepark Hospital, Shell Ultra City Pitstop, the Free State Department of Health and the Department of Police, Roads and Transport. The road safety project seeks to unite all medical, traffic, police and emergency services workers across public…

This week, our City Deep Roadside Wellness Centre in South Africa was safely relocated to the Pomona truck stop, around 30kms away, on the eastern side of Johannesburg. When our RWC wasn’t getting the numbers that we were hoping for, our regional team took up the task of surveying the area for the next ideal location….

The team are proud to have been included in the Wednesday edition of Dutch newspaper, Trouw, yesterday. As a Dutch based organisation, it is fantastic to receive coverage on our home soil by a national newspaper. We share the article below in Dutch, however an English edition will follow shortly when we have received it…

On World Aids Day 2014, North Star Alliance is again reminded of the fact that by working together, a healthy future for mobile populations is possible. Public-private partnerships are what makes this into a reality, and we are very proud to welcome the Department of Health South Africa – specifically the Free State Department of…

This week, we introduce you to Amon Tisibele, one of our Site Coordinators in Southern Africa. Born at a small chrome mining location along the Great Dyke in Mutorashanga, Amon attended a local school up to grade seven primary level, and then began his secondary education at a provincial town in Chinhoyi, before completing it…

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