SESAGO Health Care Limited and Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of Huggies products, through its local supplier Brandforce Limited have joined forces to launch the Huggies/Kotex Sampling Program at Port Moresby General Hospital.
Sesago Pharmacist Duri Herry said the program is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and as of today, sampling kits will be given to mothers who have given birth at the PMGH Labour Ward.
“Every mother knows that every pregnancy is a challenging journey. But behind every successful delivery is a team of midwives who work tirelessly and effortlessly to make sure that mothers deliver successfully and babies are healthy. On behalf of the Kimberly-Clark team and Sesago, I would like to commend the midwives of POMGEN,” said Ms. Herry.
The kits will be issued today until October and some of the items inside the kit include a packet of Huggies wipes and diaper each, a Kotex maternity pad and a baby bodysuit.
“We also have a congratulation card from Huggies and a 25 per cent discount from our Discount Pharmacy which is a retail of Sesago Health Care which comes together as you can see in our nicely packed kit,” said Ms. Herry.
Director Medical Services Dr. Kone Sobi said many mothers come that deliver their babies at the hospital do not the essential items to take care of themselves and their babies so the kits will support them.
“We have approximately 1, 200 deliveries a month,” said Dr. Sobi. “That gives you an idea of what sort of support you are providing to our mothers.”
On average, about 60 babies are born per day.
Sr. Annette Semo, acting coordinator for the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit expressed her thanks and said, “A lot of mothers are very unfortunate, they come without nappies for the babies and this should be a very useful thing for them at birth.”