Accelerating the HIV Response for Key Populations in Kenya
Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Star implemented and delivered a comprehensive health service model between Oct 2012 and Sept 2019, which was delivered through three prime-recipient funders and focused on HIV prevention, care and treatment of key populations – read more here.
Our electronic health passport system, COMETS, was developed by North Star Alliance and ORTEC in 2009 in response to a fragmented healthcare system unable to store and access the health information of mobile workers. COMETS enables the exchange of patient-specific data between each Blue Box as well as the collection of site specific data used for monitoring and evaluation.
A loyalty programme designed to increase the number and frequency of truck drivers visiting our Blue Box clinics, Star Driver combines traditional clinical and public health services (such as HIV testing and family planning) with non-medical services like professional development, and activities directed at boosting a sense of community and increased self-esteem, to improve health promotion among this key population group.
The Balozi Project
The Balozi Project builds and trains a network of community health workers made up of mobile workers, sex workers, and members of the local communities. Piloted in 2013, the East Africa project was further established throughout 2014 including the development of a standardised curriculum to train outreach workers.