Third Moscow intersectoral NCD training course: Alcohol as a risk factor for road safety and noncommunicable diseases (2018)




The third Moscow intersectoral NCD training course, “Alcohol as a risk factor for road safety and noncommunicable diseases”, was held on 12–15 March 2018 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The training was organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russian Federation (a WHO collaborating centre) and international experts. The four-day course aimed to support Member States in improving national action and collaborative work to promote the co-benefits of legislative, enforcement and social marketing practices in the prevention of NCDs and drink–driving, and to explore the co-benefits of emergency care services and sustainable transport. Forty-five participants from nine countries of central Asia and eastern Europe attended: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This report capturers the main point from lectures, roundtable discussions and groupwork during the four days.