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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health

North Star Alliance is a Flagship Partner of the Trust working to improve health and prevent HIV transmission in vulnerable populations. Its core values are People, Integrity, Quality and Entrepreneurial Spirit. Its mission is to bring sustainable health services to hard-to-reach mobile populations in sub Saharan Africa, such as truck drivers, sex workers and roadside communities, providing them with access to HIV testing and health care services.

North Star Alliance has been a partner of the Secondment Program since 2014.
To date, 10 J&J secondees have or are currently taking part in a long-term secondment.

Strengthening Supply Chain Management for an HIV Free World
by Dirk Tuchbreiter

This year’s International AIDS Conference is different than any other to me. It’s different, because I now have a stake in the game like never before.

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Stories Worth Sharing: HIV Peer Educators on Combatting Stigma, Creating Hope, and Inspiring Change
By Dimitri Bois

In Mlolongo, Kenya, it’s hard to miss the wine and spirit stores, miraa dens, brothels and strip clubs that line Madharau street, or “malicious” street.

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Increasing income for the North Star Alliance laboratories and the number of customers using the services
by Valeria del Canto

Through their Blue Box Roadside Wellness Centers, North Star connects hard-to-reach mobile populations with primary health care services, HIV testing and health education in 10 countries across Africa.

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Dimitri Bois, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, France. 2018 Secondment Program with North Star Alliance, East Africa Regional Office East Africa

Expertise and experience have brought about valuable developments

“Our partnership with the Johnson & Johnson is a cornerstone in the foundation of our future ambitions. The investment of their time and energy, teamed with their areas of expertise and experience have brought about valuable developments within North Star Alliance. Johnson & Johnson has helped us get to where we are today, and the future is bright; working together we will continue to bring essential health services to hard-to-reach populations.”

Ylse van der Schoot, Executive Director, North Star Alliance

5151 drivers have registered to participate in the Program across eight Roadside Wellness Centres

Thomas Büchel Johnson & Johnson Consumer Germany
2014 Secondment with North Star
Alliance, East Africa

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