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SC Johnson Donates 180,000 Mosquito Repellents during Dengue Outbreak in Argentina

In the midst of a Dengue outbreak, SC Johnson, the manufacturer of household brands such as OFF!®, Fuyí® and Raid®, is donating 180,000 OFF!® mosquito repellents, brought from SC Johnson Mexico, to help protect people in Argentina. Together, with Cáritas Argentina, over the next few days, the company is distributing the donation to underserved communities highly impacted by Dengue, starting with Tucuman, Salta, Jujuy, Santa Fe, and Santiago del Estero. Cáritas Argentina has a presence throughout the country and will be able to reach the most vulnerable areas.

"At Caritas Argentina we build alliances that allow us to continue strengthening solidarity to all territories, our reach as an organization allows us to be present throughout the country, accompanying the integral development of the most vulnerable communities,” said Sofia Zadara, Executive Director of Caritas Argentina. “It is a great joy for us today to have a new partnership with SC Johnson to continue working with our teams to prevent further spread of dengue and continue helping the most needed communities."

Caritas Argentina will distribute almost 100,000 units of the donation. SC Johnson is also working with several other local organizations to ensure mosquito repellent gets to hospitals and community centers as well. In addition to the recent donation, SC Johnson continues to support the Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez Children's Hospital and civil society organizations to supply families in areas that, according to the Ministry of Health, register a higher cumulative incidence of mosquitoes.

In recent weeks, the demand for OFF!® and Fuyí® repellents, the leading products in Argentina’s market, has seen a peak growth of greater than 300%. At times during the outbreak, our plant has produced three times more than usual, with employees working around the clock. We are also shipping in repellent from SC Johnson sites in other countries, not impacted by Dengue, for commercial use in Argentina.