This photo was taken in Mwanza, Malawi by Audhriech-Kadyakapita, North Star Alliance clinician at our Mwanza Wellness Centre, where, this week, we launched a brand new HIV testing centre (on the right side). The opening of this new HIV Testing Centre is both exciting and significant, not only because it will allow us to greatly…

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a tiny bag of popcorn while you watch “On the Road with North Star Alliance” – a new promotional video outlining the history of North Star Alliance, our approach, and impact of our work, both on the ground across Africa and for our partners around the world.

World AIDS Day 2010 - Mwanza Malawi - North Star Alliance

All of us at North Star Alliance are excited to announce that we’ve signed an agreement with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to gear up cross-border HIV prevention activities over the next five years with a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As part of this initiative, we will…

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!

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…

TNT-North Star Alliance Roadshow at ORTEC

Over the past month, North Star Alliance and TNT have hit the road, visiting truck stops, conferences, and office blocks across Europe to raise awareness about health, mobility, and the important role North Star Alliance’s network of Roadside Wellness Centers is playing across East, West, and Southern Africa.

William at North Star Alliance Roadshow

This is the second post written by Rosanne Bonanno, Senior Communication Manager at TNT, and Project Manager for the TNT/North Star Alliance Road Show Willem was 20 years old when he started working for TNT as a long-haul truck driver in the Netherlands. Now 62 and semi-retired, he looks back nostalgically on 40 years spent…

If you want to go fast go alone; if you want to go far, go together. This African proverb implores us to unite and stick together to reach a goal, in this case, extending basic health care to people on the move. There isn’t anything groundbreaking about providing health services from a shipping container. Certainly…

Phillippe Duterloo at North Star Alliance Truck

The following article was written by Phillippe Duterloo, North Star Alliance Intern through the TNT Global Experience Program. It is not every day that an intern gets sent to The Gambia and asked to solely represent an organization and kick-start its expansion in West-Africa. No easy job. However, the decision and trust North Star Alliance…

Cynthia visits North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre

This post is part of the “Women and Wellness” series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by exploring issues related to women’s health and wellness in the transport sector and related communities. North Star Alliance is helping to extend basic health care, including HIV prevention, to people who may otherwise go without….

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