SC Johnson and the United Nations Foundation’s Beat Malaria Campaign join forces to eradicate malaria in Africa’s Great Lakes region

Today, SC Johnson announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s United Beat Malaria (Beat Malaria) campaign. The partnership will leverage SC Johnson’s expertise in science and innovation and Beat Malaria’s global network of resources and educational content to provide preventive measures to inaccessible communities in the African Lakes region.

RACINE, Wis., June 20, 2022 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Today, SC Johnson announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s United Beat Malaria (Beat Malaria) campaign. The partnership will leverage SC Johnson’s expertise in science and innovation and Beat Malaria’s global network of resources and educational content to provide preventive measures to inaccessible communities in the African Lakes region.

“Malaria is a disease that can be prevented and treated, and yet, cases and deaths are rising dramatically around the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, including of Africa Great Lakes Region, “said Fisk Johnson, President and CEO of SC Johnson. Nations to accelerate efforts to prevent malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. A company or organization can not do it alone. We will all need to work together to create a healthier world for the next generation. “

The collaboration between SC Johnson and Beat Malaria will lead to malaria projects, such as prevention, testing and treatment innovations, South SudanThe Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries throughout the region, with priority given to those most at risk of the disease and to remote communities with lower access to health care. In addition, Beat Malaria and SC Johnson will develop engaging digital content that reflects the impact of malaria throughout the region and tells the stories of families and health care workers affected by the disease.

“Our partnership with SC Johnson is based on a shared commitment to protecting families around the world from preventable diseases and reaching out to the most disadvantaged and inaccessible communities,” he said. Margaret McDonnell, Beat the CEO of Malaria. “Together, in close collaboration with local health systems and NGOs, this collaboration will provide a wide range of tools and strategies for the prevention, treatment and testing of malaria, along with training of health workers, to hundreds of thousands of families at risk throughout Central and East Africa. “

This partnership aims to support and highlight the Great Lakes Malaria Initiative (GLMI), a multi-country partnership supported by SC Johnson that aims to reduce malaria cases in the Great Lakes region of Africa by 50% by 2025.

“The Great Lakes Malaria Initiative is a powerful example of the collective ambition and determination we need to put an end to malaria permanently,” he said. Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the UN Foundation. “We are proud to work with country leaders, UN partners and SC Johnson to reduce malaria outbreaks in the Great Lakes region by half by 2025. Together, we can protect millions of people from this deadly disease and good health and wellness – it is for everyone “.

For the past six decades, SC Johnson has been applying its entomological know-how to develop innovative products that provide protection against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. The collaboration between the United Nations Foundation’s Beat Malaria campaign and SC Johnson is another step organizations are taking to work towards a malaria-free generation.

Working towards a world without malaria
SC Johnson has a long history of using its know-how and core skills to fight mosquito-borne, preventable diseases and expand access to health care in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Some of the other ways the company works to help eradicate the disease include:

  • Coordinate for GLMI to help reduce malaria cases and deaths, with additional funds supporting health positions.

  • In collaboration with of Rwanda The Ministry of Health and the Family Health Company to set up health stations across the country that will address malaria and other public health issues. As of 2018, the partnership has launched nearly 70 health positions Rwanda; and in 2021, helped create the first health center South Sudan.

  • Creation and distribution of Mosquito Shield ™, a low cost, effective repellent interior, in families where basic interventions are limited.

  • Development of optimized versions of space repellents that are long lasting, low cost and offer further solutions to protect the area for families who need it most.

  • In addition, the company continues to support entomology resources and provide preventive education to the approximately 60 million people in the area through partnerships and investments.

Collective action and partnership
This week, SC Johnson and the United Nations Foundation will both be at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at Rwanda in parallel with the Summit of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth (CHOGM). The Summit will encourage critical discussions focusing on innovation and reaffirming values, actions and policies to improve the lives of people in communities around the world.

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About the UN Foundation’s “United to Fight Malaria” campaign
The United Nations Foundation is an independent charity set up to work closely with the United Nations to meet humanity’s greatest challenges, to launch various problem-solving initiatives, and to lead global progress. Learn more at http://www.unfoundation.org

The United Nations Beat Malaria Foundation’s campaign brings together key and diverse partners and supporters to take urgent action to end malaria and create a healthier, fairer world. Since 2006, United to Beat Malaria has worked to equip and mobilize citizens across the United States and around the world to raise awareness, funds and voices. The campaign works with partners in endemic countries to channel life-saving resources to protect the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. By supporting increased leadership, political will, and resources from the United States and beyond, as well as more holistic, innovative tools and strategies, we can become the generation that will definitively end malaria. Learn more at http://www.beatmalaria.org Watch: https://youtu.be/bT6UJhzfA4Q

About SC Johnson
It was founded in 1886 and is based in Racine, Wisconsin USA, SC Johnson believes that a more sustainable, healthier and more transparent world that inspires people and creates opportunities is not just possible – it is our responsibility.

The legacy of innovation and bold, transparent decisions is why our high quality products and iconic brands – including OFF! ® Raid®, Glade®, Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Ziploc®, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®, Method®, Autan®, Baygon®, Mr Muscle®, Duck®, Lysoform® and more – are found in homes, schools and businesses in almost every country in the world.

As a global goal-oriented company, we are committed to making the world a better place today and for future generations. This means relentlessly bringing our know-how to science, innovation and collaboration on some of the world’s most pressing environmental and health issues, such as reducing plastic waste and eliminating malaria. Around the world, we use our resources to unlock greater economic and educational opportunities for people and communities where access may be limited but curiosity and opportunities are limitless.

See how SC Johnson is a family business at work for a better world by visiting scjohnson.com or joining us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Media communication

Emile DawishaUN Foundation Beat Malaria Campaign, 5132560162, edawisha@unfoundation.org

Jennifer Erickson, SC Johnson, 262-260-2000, JEricks@scj.com

SOURCE UN Foundation

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