BREAKING NEWS The Board of Directors for North Star Alliance have appointed Dr. Beatrice Lüthi, a specialist in tropical medicine, to act as Ebola coordinator for the organisation. Beatrice joins us from her previous position as Medical Coordinator for our Southern Africa Region, and her medical specialisation, combined with her experience and understanding of our…

All of us at North Star Alliance are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life following the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine yesterday. Several of our friends and colleagues were killed in the crash while en route to the International AIDS Society meeting in Melbourne, Australia. Their loss will…

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In September last year, we asked representatives from all three regions to define what made North Star people so special. They came up with four core qualities that make us stand out from the rest: People matter We treat everyone with respect and dignity We build relationships We believe in our peers and colleagues at…

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through 2014. There is so much going on at North Star Alliance at the moment that we’ve hardly have time to look at the calendar. Many of the exciting developments we’re now working on (and will soon be able to report on – stay tuned!) were set…

We would like to announce the development of a new app in partnership with FPD Compass – mesedi.org (Medical Services Directory). To read more about this exciting new technology, please click on the link below. mesedi.org

Tea is one of the most popular drinks around the world – but how many people think about where it comes from? While countries like China and India might come to mind, the reality is that much of the tea we consume globally is grown and packed in Africa and put up for auction in…

IPIHD Innovator Map July 2013

We are delighted to announce that North Star Alliance was recently accepted as one of a select number of organisations to become a member of the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, or IPIHD. The IPIHD is a network founded by The World Economic Forum, Duke Medicine, and McKinsey & Company, that works with organisations and entrepreneurs spanning five…

On May 16th, North Star Alliance and long time partner ORTEC were awarded the 2013 Technology for Health Award at the GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards in New York, in recognition of their combined efforts to track and counter the spread of disease with a unique electronic health passport system, called COMETS. Today, we’re…

Dear Friends, This past week, our long-time partner ORTEC received the prestigious ‘Technology for Health’ Award, from the hands of Her Excellency Madam Ngema-Zuma, the First Lady of South Africa, as part of the Global Business Action on Health Awards for the support they’ve shown North Star in developing our electronic health passport system, “COMETS”….

On the 31st of March, North Star officially closed our Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) in Lukala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Although news of new RWCs strengthening our network is always great to share, we believe it’s also important to look back and be open about our experiences with centres that did not prove…

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