Building Technology for Health: North Star Alliance and ORTEC [VIDEO]

This week, North Star Alliance is attending the 2013 GBC Health Conference in New York, where we are being recognised alongside our long time partner ORTEC, at the Business Action on Health Awards for our electronic health passport system, COMETS.

With the opening reception only hours away, and the Technology for Health Award presentation coming up tomorrow, we wanted to take a moment to share a bit more information about a unique partnership that has made it possible for mobile populations, like long-distance truck drivers, to have access to their health records and essential health services at our network of roadside health clinics across Africa.

Recently, during ORTEC’s CEE Customer Day in Bucharest, Romania, North Star Alliance’s Executive Director, Luke Disney, had an opportunity to address ORTEC staff and customers to explain a bit about North Star’s work, and how our partnership with ORTEC has ensured access to health care for some of Africa’s most hard-to-reach populations.

Please take a moment to watch the video, or find out more about the GBC Health Business Action on Health Awards by reading our press release.


ORTEC_CoreORTEC Consulting Group specialises in operations research and optimisation, using mathematical models to support a wide range of business decisions and analytical processes. Optimising revenue and supply chains, and providing advanced analytics across a wide range of data. ORTEC Consulting Group is a subsidiary of ORTEC, the world’s leading provider of optimisation software solutions and consulting services. ORTEC has over 1,650 customers worldwide, over 650 employees and offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region. For more information, visit ORTEC Consulting Group at or ORTEC at

About GBC Health

GBC Health LogoGBCHealth represents over 200 private sector companies leading the business fight for improved global health. Through work that includes developing comprehensive workplace policies; supporting community programs; leveraging core competencies; facilitating leadership and advocacy by business leaders; and brokering public-private partnerships, GBCHealth helps members achieve their global health goals. GBCHealth also manages the private sector delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, serving as an entry-point for corporate collaboration and engagement with the Fund and its recipients worldwide. GBCHealth has offices in New York, Johannesburg, Beijing, and Nairobi. For more information on GBCHealth, please visit

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  1. This video is a very good advocacy material can we have it on DVD or send to us through drop-box/or email


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