Product Donation Supports Yellow Fever Prevention Efforts in Brazil
Submitted by: SC Johnson
Posted: Feb 26, 2018 – 04:00 AM EST
RACINE, Wis., Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - Today SC Johnson announced it has donated 100,000 units of OFF!® personal insect repellent geared towards helping Brazilian families protect against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that may transmit diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.
With the arrival of the mosquito season, Brazil has recently seen an increase in the number of yellow fever cases. This personal insect repellent donation will be distributed through local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community programs and social service programs in an effort to help protect as many people as possible from the mosquitoes that may transmit these diseases.
“Using insect repellent regularly is essential to preventing mosquito bites,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. “We are gratified that we can help communities protect themselves against mosquitoes.”
SC Johnson will be coordinating with several key community organizations such as ABRINQ, Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente (AACD), Aldeias Infantis, Bola Pra Frente, Fundos Socias Cajamar, Parceiros da Educacao, and Sonhar Acordado to distribute the donated product. The donation of personal insect repellent will help an estimated 100,000 Brazilians. The selected NGOs are ready to distribute the product as quickly as possible so that it can get into the hands of families who need it most during this difficult time.
SC Johnson has donated more than $15 million in pest control products and financial support to charitable organizations in response to the 2016 global outbreak of Zika and dengue fever.
“We are pleased to partner with SC Johnson to provide our community with the prevention tools necessary to help protect families from mosquitoes, as this crucial donation will help to address the ongoing need for insect repellent throughout our community,” said Carlos Oliveira, Executive Director at Bola Pra Frente.
To further drive education and provide resources to families, SC Johnson offers tips and videos on how families can protect themselves from mosquito bites at www.scjohnson.com/mosquitoes. The site is available in 13 languages and videos on the site have been viewed nearly 25 million times.
SC Johnson is the world’s largest manufacturer of insect repellents and household insecticides, including OFF!®, Autan®, Raid® and Baygon®. For over 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health located in Racine, Wisconsin. The SC Johnson Institute is one of the largest private, urban entomology research facilities in the world.
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