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Maps for African truck drivers

Nairobi, Kenya: Oil giant Shell, with risk specialist Maplecroft and the North Star Alliance, which builds roadside health clinics at truck stops, has developed and printed 20,000 maps for distribution to truck drivers in Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Guinea, Mali and Namibia. The maps show the locations of more than 160 clinics.

New maps pin-pointing the exact location of health centres in Sub-Saharan Africa. These maps are helping truck drivers in finding the treatment and care for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In East and Central Africa, maps are being distributed to truck drivers at Safe-T-Stops where wellness centres provide a range of services, including screening of STIs, HIV testing and counselling and tuberculosis screening, for truck drivers and communities with whom they interact.

There are eight Safe-T-Stops serving an estimated 230,000 people annually in Djibouti, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

Source: All Africa