North Star Alliance

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North Star Foundation "is a public-private partnership that is establishing a network of roadside health clinics at major truck stops and border crossings in Africa, India and Asia. Wellness Centres offer a practical, low-barrier and low-cost response to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) among the transport industry...

"NSF has experience working with national/regional transport sectors and health authorities to identify HIV/AIDS hotspots along major transport corridors. Furthermore, we leverage a broader private sector response to HIV/AIDS programming by encouraging other private sector companies (e.g. FMCG, transport, distribution and courier companies) to support the project (financial and in-kind).

"The centres provide sexual health education, counseling, testing and treatment for drivers and the communities with which they directly interact, including sex workers.

"North Star Foundation (NSF) was founded in 2006 by the international post and parcel delivery company TNT, with support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

"The foundation is officially supported by the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and ORTEC." [1]

"Strategic partners: Abidjan Lagos Corridor Organization, Constellation for AIDS Competence, Deloitte NL, Family Health International, Federation of Eastern and Southern African Road Transport Associations, International Organization for Migration, International Labour Organization, Ortec, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, PharmAccess, Southern African Development Community, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, World Bank." [2]


Accessed September 2009: [3]



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  1. About, North Star Foundation, accessed September 14, 2009.
  2. Who is involved, North Star Foundation, accessed September 14, 2009.
  3. Directors, North Star Foundation, accessed September 14, 2009.