The National Association Crohn´s and Colitis Trinidad and Tobago ( NACCTT) will be hosting our 3rd Annual World IBD Day Awareness Mall Campaign. This campaign involves setting up awareness booths on selected Saturdays at popular malls across Trinidad and Tobago. We will also host a ‘Put on Purple’ initiative via social media and encourage members, their supporters and the public to wear purple in support of IBD Awareness and post pictures with the tag #worldibdday.
Our members also distribute awareness literature on our behalf and share their personal experiences with IBD at their schools or workplaces on this day.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are relatively unheard in this country. The benefits of this campaign have been increasing public awareness about IBD here in T&T, building NACCTT membership, linking existing IBD patients who were unaware of our existence to our resources, providing information to enable undiagnosed persons to seek treatment and reach diagnosis in a shorter time.