High blood pressure is one of today’s silent killers. Often overlooked, or not noticed at all, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is one of the world’s leading causes of premature death, contributing to 9 million deaths worldwide each year. As with many conditions, having your blood pressure tested is an essential first step in in […]
Sustainability is word that is often thrown around in the non-profit sector. In fact, we get asked about the sustainability of our Roadside Wellness Centres quite often. Since mobile workers, like truck drivers, are constantly on the move, it can be challenging to incorporate income generating activities to help offset the cost of some of […]
Last November we featured the launch of an exciting and innovative pilot project aimed at delivering important health and safety information to 75 truck drivers in South Africa. The pilot, which ran for two months between November and December 2011, reached truck drivers via text messages covering a range of topics with one SMS per day, […]
On April 25th, North Star staff and 48 participants met to discuss a range of topics covering malaria personal prevention, environmental management, symptoms and recognition, and actions to be taken when signs of malaria appear.
The following post was written by Thabsile Sithole, North Star Alliance Peer Educator at the Ngwenya Roadside Wellness Centre in Swaziland I want to share this as you know that today is World Malaria Day. I’m Thabsile Sithole, the peer educator at North Star Allaince’s Ngwenya Wellness Centre in Swaziland. As a peer educator I want to […]