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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 15, 2014. The United Nations Trinidad and Tobago’s (UNTT) Operations Management Team (OMT) on Tuesday 22nd July held a handing over ceremony at UN House to formally donate a check of over $20, 000 to the Rotary Club of Maraval Learning Resource Centre (RCMLRC). The check represented the proceeds of an OMT fundraising movie screening venture initiated to aid in easing the financial burden to the RCMLRC. The learning centre is an educational centre which provides restorative learning to at-risk children through remedial educational classes from professional teachers. The centre also provides its students with professional counselling and music tuition.  Read More 

UN Trinidad & Tobago Newsletter - August 2014

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 15, 2014. As in the Americas, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and their risk factors (RFs), are the leading causes of morbidity and premature death in Trinidad and Tobago. Over 60% of deaths in the country are attributable to NCDs and one third of all NCD deaths are premature deaths, representing an enormous threat to social and economic development.

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)/World Health Organisation (WHO) has played a collaborative role in supporting the national response to NCDs by convening government actors, other United Nations agencies, scientific and technical institutions, nongovernmental organizations, organized civil society, the private sector, and others towards advancing multi-sectorial action and collaborative partnerships for the purpose of implementing the Regional and Global Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. Read More 

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