SC Johnson Donates Mosquito Repellents to Help At-Risk Families in Latin America
RACINE, Wis., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/— Today, SC Johnson announced it has donated 125,000 units of personal insect repellent and insecticides to benefit families in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The donations come as the countries have seen an increase in the number of dengue cases in recent months.
“Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases can have a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and on communities,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “With donations such as these and through educational programs, we’re committed to helping families protect themselves against mosquitoes.”
In Argentina and Paraguay SC Johnson donated more than 100,000 units of mosquito repellents and insecticides to at-risk families. The company is also continuing its “Chau Mosquito” campaign which includes mosquito prevention education and training on how to use repellents to best fight mosquito-borne disease. Since the program’s inception in 2016, SC Johnson has provided a total of 58 training sessions and trained 400 local facilitators and 2,255 multiplier agents which include students, community kitchen/center coordinators, health workers, municipal employees and social workers. The initiative has reached 900,000 families in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay with educational resources and more than 1 million donated SC Johnson products.
In Brazil, the company donated approximately 25,000 units and is continuing its partnership with the local non-government organizations (NGOs) Banco da Providência and Associação Saúde Criança to educate adults and families living in extreme poverty in the city of Rio de Janeiro on how to best protect themselves from mosquito bites and the diseases that may be transmitted by mosquitoes, such as dengue fever.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 134-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com