Second Moscow training course on the prevention and control of NCDs in the countries of central Asia and eastern Europe

18–23 April 2016, Moscow, Russian Federation

The second Moscow training course on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is being organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the WHO Collaborating Centre on training and education of health policy-makers in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. The course is offered for the Russian-speaking audience, course materials will be available in both Russian and English.

Course programme 

The course programme is based on the WHO strategic documents in the area of preventing and controlling NCDs and focuses on: 

  • Assessment of progress in the implementation of the country package;
  • Exchange of national achievements and results;
  • Analysis of barriers, obstacles and difficulties in implementation;
  • Development of recommendations and next steps for national health systems to strengthen their integrated approach to the prevention of noncommunicable diseases throughout the life-course.

Course contents

  1. Setting up/strengthening a sustainable programme for the prevention and control of NCDs based on national resources.
  2. Setting up/strengthening a system of NCD surveillance capable of assessing progress towards the UN time bound commitments (2018) and the Sustainable Development Goals (2030).
  3. Making progress on population risk reduction with measurable results.
  4. Making progress on clinical preventive and high-risk approaches to the control of NCDs.

Target Audience

This training course is designed to support health policy-makers in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases from countries of the WHO European Region in their effort to implement the country package, comprising of 15 priority interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs.

The six-day programme of the course will gather managers responsible for national NCD programmes and policy-makers in prevention and control of NCDs, allowing them to share the lessons learnt on the ground and their main vision on how to strengthen the national response to NCDs.

Main developers and trainers

Teaching will realized by a highly professional team with experience in the development and implementation of the first Moscow training course on the prevention and control of NCDs in countries of central Asia and eastern Europe held in 2014.

The course developers include representatives of the leading research centers of the Russian Federation in the field of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, as well as experts of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.