Our clinics are located at ‘hotspots’ such as border posts, transit towns or ports where large numbers of trucks stop, load and offload, and where sex work and informal trades flourish. Most are open late, tailored to the hours of our core target populations.


North Star Alliance brings health services to mobile workers and the communities they interact with across Africa in a Blue Box. We use converted shipping containers (painted blue) to house clinics that deliver public health programmes for people with increased health risks, like truck drivers and sex workers, and primary health care to communities with limited or no access to medical services.

We chose this “containerised approach” because semi-mobile structures with a standard layout could be rapidly produced and deployed while still meeting the World Health Organisation’s standards, enabling us to continuously expand our reach. As a result, since 2006 we’ve grown from one clinic in Malawi, to a network of clinics across sub-Saharan Africa; and we’re only getting started.

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View our new 2020 network map below or download our PDF version here.