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…

As many of you may already know, our Regional Director of Southern Africa, Paul Matthew, is stepping down from his role at the end of June to pursue new challenges in the social entrepreneurial sector. As one of North Star’s founders in 2005, Paul was instrumental in shaping the early years of our organisation, and…

Johnson & Johnson’s Secondment Program enables their employees to share their skills and knowledge in long term Secondments with NGO partners in the field. North Star has been part of the program for five years. Today we would like introduce you to North Star’s new Secondees: Dimitri Bois and Dirk Tuchbreiter. Originally, from France, Dimitri…

In January, our Director of North Star’s Southern region, Paul Matthew, shared his intention to step down at the end of June this year in order to pursue new challenges in the social entrepreneurial sector. One of North Star’s biggest personalities and longest serving employees, Paul was the founder of the Blue Box concept way…

This week, we introduce you to Richard, our country manager for Uganda. Richard grew up in the Western part of Uganda, in the Kabale district. This area is so hilly and cold that it is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Richard’s family home is located next to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the…

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