RACINE, Wis., July 12, 2016 – Representatives from SC Johnson will participate in a U.S. State Department roundtable discussion on building private-public partnerships to combat the Zika virus.
Amy Pope, Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security Council, will kick off the event that will bring together more than 100 participants from the private sector and government.
This discussion will look at areas of possible cooperation including how to raise awareness, how to speed up vaccine development and testing, how to control mosquitoes and how to fund new research.
The Zika virus has emerged as a top public health threat facing the international community. Mounting a robust and comprehensive response to the outbreak requires our combined knowledge, capabilities and resources, according to a State Department notice.
The event is being organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships and the Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs at the State Department.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST
U.S. Department of State
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®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-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