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SC Johnson and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Unite to Combat Malaria
Date:3/17/2010

RACINE, Wis., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, A Family Company, today announced a collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on global efforts to combat malaria. The organizations will jointly support research programs conducted by Cornell University Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and a consortium of Indonesian research institutions to advance the development and use of consumer products in the fight against the spread of the disease.

This collaboration allows SC Johnson to build on its experience in malaria education and prevention, as well as enhance its efforts to bring economic growth to some of the world's poorest communities.

It also supports BMGF's mission to reduce global health inequities in order to save lives and dramatically decrease the burden of disease in developing countries. "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is making huge strides in fighting poverty and disease in developing countries," said SC Johnson's Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. "We are honored to be affiliated with a group that is committed to implementing solutions that significantly change people's lives for the better."

The collaboration, with financial support from both SC Johnson and BMGF (and in-kind personnel
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