Roadside Blue Box clinics - Puma Energy Foundation
NORTH STAR ALLIANCE, TANZANIA
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS OF NORTH STAR ALLIANCE
The Puma Energy Foundation’s contribution helps maintain six clinics in Tanzania, which provide services such as HIV counselling and testing, information on sexual health, and primary healthcare for malaria and tuberculosis. The clinics do not only serve truck drivers; sex workers and people from the communities living along the transport routes can also access health services there. In 2019, 12,914 truck drivers, 6,110 community members and 2,864 sex workers were served in North Star Alliance's clinics in Tanzania.
Truck driver Mustapha Zakaria attended a Blue Box outreach event. “I got information on the use of condoms and how it would help me to avoid getting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. I did use condoms every once in a while, but after I was educated here I knew I had to use condoms every time I had sex,” he explains.