At Intec Printing Solutions Limited we believe that we make a better world for everyone when we offer the gift of hope to those far less fortunate than ourselves. That is why we are proud to have supported an orphanage in southern Asia for several years. Every Intec consumable purchased generates a donation towards this excellent charity, which Intec supports by visiting in the field and ensuring that all proceeds actually go to those who really need the help.
Since 2015 Intec has helped ‘International Needs’ build a maternity hospital at Burkina Faso, to help care for expectant mums and to improve the appalling infant and maternal mortality rate.
Other projects supported in southern Asia over the last couple of years included the building of a church and community centre. These cater for up to 500 people and provide support and education to the rural poor in the tea growing highlands. Also a school has been built providing education to more than 50 children that would not otherwise receive an education.
You helped us build a maternity hospital in Burkina Faso
In 2007 building work began on the medical centre, in Burkina Faso, the land was given by the town mayor to ‘International Needs’ for this specific use. The whole area has grown in size and covers 2 districts of Bobo Dialassou, Colma 1 and Colma 2.
It was in 2012 when the consultation building and the pharmacy/laboratory building were completed. Revenue from consultations, pharmaceuticals and maternity care have increased steadily over 2014 peaking in the month of October at the height of the Malaria season. In 2014 the clinic served 9,483 people and delivered 308 babies safely, but the capacity for births can be trebled.
The addition of a dedicated maternity ward will help to greatly increase the number of expectant mothers that can be provided for. This means that the medical centre will be far more able to meet the growing needs of the surrounding villages.
Not only would the potential capacity be increased, but it will also increase the number of lives we can save. With the addition of a dedicated ward – with all the necessary equipment – we are now able to challenge the currently unfavourable statistics.