North Star Alliance partners with Volton for the supply and installation of much needed emergency backup power to keep their roadside truck stop clinics operational during unforeseen power outages and power cuts. Powering these crucial health services centers where they are easily accessible for truckers traversing the whole country is a much needed service and contributes to fighting the spreading of diseases.
In 2014, a total of 329,552 clinical and educational sessions took place in their blue boxes.
Their health service package is responsive to the specific needs of our different client groups. This includes general health check- ups, treatment for a range of illnesses including sexually transmitted infections and malaria, counseling and testing for HIV, anti-retro-viral treatment, free condoms and information on topics such as tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, and positive gender relations. To stay relevant, they constantly assess their services and invest in ways to improve capacity to deliver these.
Last year, they ensured that 229,224 hard-to-reach people had access to the services they needed to stay healthy.
Truck drivers and other mobile workers often have difficulty accessing quality health care without losing valuable work time. Simple factors like limited operating hours and distance to health facilities are barriers for people who cannot take time off to seek medical treatment. As a solution, we developed the Roadside Wellness Center, or Blue Box, concept to extend local health infrastructure and strengthen referral systems to meet the needs of some of Africa’s most hard-to-reach populations, including truck drivers, sex workers, and members of communities situated along transport corridors.
Volton has engineered a cost effective backup power solution that will keep the much needed services ticking during no power situations.
Our installations are state of the art and comprises of a high power pure sine wave inverter and battery array to keep the power on for extended periods of time. When the power fails there is no user intervention required from the clinic staff and the transfer from utility power to backup power is so instantaneous that it goes by unnoticed.
These clinics are built using shipping containers and carefully modified and adapted for specialized use. Proper insulation, air conditioning and lighting makes these clinics very cost effective and easily deploy-able throughout the Southern African Region including countries part of the SADC.
Volton’s state of the art equipment and installation is scalable in cases where longer running times are required and can easily be upgraded without any break in service. We have also designed the system so that any electrical contractor can easily undertake repairs or upgrades as and if the need arises. We believe in standardization and all our installations re in line with standard practices protocol.