This past week, I (JP Bervoets, North Star Alliance Special Projects Intern) drove from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Beitbridge, Zimbabwe to visit one of our Roadside Wellness Centres. Close to the Zimbabwean border along the N1 (a route familiar to many Southern African drivers), I snapped a few photos of the surrounding area (before settling…

While we typically do our best to pick one photo each week that highlights an exciting North Star Alliance initiative somewhere in the world, this week we’ve been bombarded with an influx of images from the TNT-North Star Alliance Roadshow in France. We’ve received so many in fact, that we couldn’t select just one. As…

This photo, with its incredible sunset, was shot at at our Roadside Wellness Centre in Mwanza Malawi by Rosanne Bonanno during the filming of “At the Crossroads” – a new documentary about the links between health and mobility, and the role North Star Alliance is playing in keeping mobile populations healthy and safe. While the…

Welcome to Beitbridge Zimbabwe – a border community that lies at the foot of the Limpopo River and at the political border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. In 2009, North Star Alliance opened a Roadside Wellness Centre in Beitbridge that has quickly become one of our busiest centres. In 2010 alone, Beitbridge saw 19,705 visits!

World AIDS Day 2010 - Mwanza Malawi - North Star Alliance

In honour of the 30th Anniversary of AIDS, we thought we would feature one of our favourite photos from a North Star Alliance World AIDS Day campaign run at our Mwanza Roadside Wellness Centre in Malawi this past December. As part of our campaign, Audhriech, a North Star Alliance Clinical Officer spent time speaking to…

Danielle Coulibaly, North Star Alliance West Africa Manager, is interviewed for International Women's Day

General Manager West Africa, Danielle Coulibaly, gets a tour of Akwaba Radio in in Noé, Côte d’Ivoire (at the Côte d’Ivoire/Ghana border) during a survey trip along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, where North Star Alliance is expanding throughout this year. Akwaba Radio also featured an interview with Danielle this past International Women’s Day. To stay up…

North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Center - Gideon Mendel

As dusk falls nurse Chama Kangumu counsels a client prior to doing an HIV test in the North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre which is run in the evenings close to the border in Chirundu. This is a transit point on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is a HIV/AIDS transmission hotspot and it…

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