CPL Group

Empowering girls through menstrual support

The focus of their efforts was to empower young girls in Papua New Guinea and address the existing challenges surrounding menstrual hygiene.

Despite being a natural aspect of life, menstruation continues to be accompanied by taboos and stigma in many communities. This hinders access to crucial information, necessary products, and proper facilities for menstrual health. Unfortunately, in Papua New Guinea, this lack of access leads to around two out of three girls missing several days of school each month.

Establish effective consultation process: Raju

Raju’s statement follows decisions by the government including imposing public holidays and the recent liquor ban, which need a more effective consultation process.

According to Mr. Raju, sudden announcements of public holidays or restrictions on liquor trading without prior consultation can have severe economic consequences, leading to significant losses for businesses.

Roots Festival celebrates local farmers

The company is excited to announce the return of the Roots Festival in 2023, hosted by its supermarket brand, Stop & Shop.

The Roots Festival is a celebration of the farmers who supply local produce, particularly root crops such as kaukau (sweet potato), taro, yam, radishes, carrots, and many more, to Stop & Shop supermarkets in Port Moresby.

CRU's 70K Gold sponsorship

The partnership was made official in a mock-cheque presentation in Port Moresby.

The sponsorship aims to promote teamwork and healthy and active lifestyles through sport and Stop & Shop brand.

CPL Group CEO Navin Raju said: “For any sport to do well in the nation you need to have strong foundations and what we’ve found is that CRU has got very strong foundation in terms of the committee, in terms of the people that are involved in running this program and also in terms of the strategy they have in developing our talent.

CPL Launches Lae Medical & Lab Supplies

The event was attended by medical professionals and industry partners at the Lae International Hotel, who expressed their enthusiasm and warm welcome to the new brand.

CPL Group acquired City Pharmacy Medical & Lab Supplies two years ago from EBOS Group, a leading Australasian medical, pet & health supplier.

With over three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical business, CPL Group has established itself as a provider of quality sales and after-sales service of medical and laboratory equipment to Papua New Guinea's healthcare system.

CPL records strong financial results

The Group's profit after tax was K15.5m, despite challenging business conditions and disruptions due to Papua New Guinea's National Elections.

City Pharmacy Limited, the parent company consisting of pharmacy outlets across Papua New Guinea and Stop & Shop Supermarkets in Port Moresby, achieved a revenue growth of 5.1 percent.

CPL Partners with Madang PHA in pharmacy project

As part of the partnership, CPL Group will build and manage a new City Pharmacy branch on the premises of the Madang Provincial Hospital, as allocated by MaPHA.

Once constructed and opened, the new pharmacy will bring healthcare retail services closer to hospital patients, residents, staff, and the public in surrounding communities. The estimated cost of the project is K2 million.

The MoU signing event was attended by Fidelis Waipma, Madang PHA CEO, Nazar Shaffee, CPL General Manager Finance, and Pradeep Panda, Head of City Pharmacy.

CPL opens pharmacy in Kundiawa

The new branch was opened under a Public Private Partnership agreement with the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Hospital, and now provides quality and affordable healthcare and wellbeing retail services to the province.

City Pharmacy Kundiawa opened officially after 8 months of preparation on 30th January, 2023 by CPL Founder, Sir Mahesh Patel, Simbu Provincial Health Authority CEO Dr. Francis Wandi and member for Kundiawa-Gembogl, Muguwa Dilu.

CPL Supports Hula fitness program

This fitness event is an annual program for the community that is organized by Kila and Marie Kilaverave, with Jack Karo Jnr from Functional 365. It was a sponsored event with a successful turnout.

CPL, through the CPL Foundation and City Pharmacy, provided cartons of water and medical supplies to the Hula Health Clinic.

As part of its Community Outreach Program, CPL group also provided free blood pressure checks, blood oxygen level checks and glucose health checkups for adults. Children were given deworming tablets.

Copus-Campbell is Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality

This role serves to deepen Australia’s international engagement on gender equality with her expertise in community development, gender equality and health, and she will advocate the importance of women’s human rights, ending GBV, women’s economic empowerment, and the leadership of women and girls.