North Star Alliance
North Star works at the crossroads of disease and mobility to ensure that highly-mobile populations, especially truck drivers and their direct and indirect contacts have access to basic health services. North Star is strengthening national health systems by expanding their reach and plugging the gaps through a network of “Roadside Wellness Centres” (RWCs) located at hotspots along the most important transport corridors in Africa.
North Star’s unique approach unites the transport and public health sectors in a common response to high impact diseases. North Star’s RWCs are open to everyone but designed for the specific health needs of mobile populations. They offer a focused package of prevention and treatment services, including: information, education, basic health services, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV counselling and testing, and medical referrals.