23 February 2024

Positive Progress, Room for Improvement: MICS Paints Picture of Children in Trinidad & Tobago

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – January 26, 2024 – Key government agencies and partners in Trinidad and Tobago are better equipped to meet the needs of children and women following the release of a comprehensive study on the twin-island republic.  The southern Caribbean country recorded positive results in numerous areas including low infant…, Responding to the needs , At an event to announce the findings, UN Resident Coordinator in Trinidad and Tobago Joanna Kazana stressed the importance of using evidence-based approaches to inform national development planning and pursue the National Development Strategy - ‘Vision 2030’ and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the issues raised in the MICS…, Key findings , Mortality rates: The under-five mortality rate was 15 per 1,000 live births over the past five years, which is significantly lower than the global average of 38 per 1,000 live births.  Universal access to water, hygiene and sanitation: 99% of households had access to drinking water and at least 78% had access to basic hygiene and sanitation…, Moving forward , The MICS findings serve as a critical roadmap for progress. By investing in evidence-based programmes that address violence against children, improve immunization rates, strengthen early childhood development and promote gender equality in education, Trinidad and Tobago can create a brighter future for all its children and families.  For more…