Commitment to Action

North Star Foundation Commitment

Commitment by

TNT, United Nations World Food Programme, North Star Alliance

In 2005, TNT and WFP, through North Star Alliance, committed to establish a network of roadside health clinics along Africa's major truck routes. HIV is often spread by long-haul truck drivers who are away from home for long periods of time, who do not have readily available health services, and who often enlist services of sex workers. TNT's 'wellness centers' will provide health care, sexually transmitted infection treatments, and HIV prevention counseling and testing to long-haul truckers and local communities. In the first year, its clinics distributed 90,000 condoms, treated 1,174 individuals for STIs, and tripled the number of attendees in education sessions.
As of January 2011, North Star has 22 RWCs operating in nine East and Southern African countries and by the year's end expects to have 42 RWCs in 19 countries throughout East, Southern, and West Africa and to begin a feasibility study in India or Brazil.

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Commitment

North Star Foundation Commitment

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

6 Years

Estimated Total Value

$9,100,000

Region

Africa

Countries

MALAWI, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE

Commitment by

TNT, United Nations World Food Programme, North Star Alliance

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Chevron Corporation