PNG’S LEADING RETAILER LAUNCHES SALE OF QUEEN PADS, REUSABLE CLOTH SANITARY PADS
The CPL Group through its pharmacy brand, City Pharmacy will be stocking the Queenpads range of reusable sanitary cloth pads.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with a female-led-and-owned social enterprise, Queenpads, as part of our SME support program through the CPL Foundation.
As part of CPL Group’s Vision Statement to make a healthier and better Papua New Guinea, we are proud to support such innovations like Queenpads for accessibility where PNG is known to be isolated,” said CPL Group CEO, Mr Navin Raju.
Queenpads was established in 2018, as an alternative for rural-based women to access durable sanitary pads for their health and hygiene.
“About 80% of women in rural areas do not have access to hygienic sanitary pads.
This is where Queen pads has the niche market. We are a social enterprise and so, we practice commerce with a conscience when designing this innovation for durability and accessibility,” said Ms Anne-Shirley Korave- CEO of Queenpads Products Limited.
The reusable cloth sanitary pads are made of durable, environmentally friendly and gentle cloths that can last for up to 5years.
“We encourage families and communities to broach the subject of menstrual health and hygiene with children so that they are aware to accord respect and a sense of responsibility to making access to sanitary pads for all females of PNG, especially in environments such as schools,” said Mr Raju.
The Queenpads sanitary cloths can be purchased in select CPL Group pharmacies and stores nationwide.