Course on NCDs, alcohol and road traffic injuries

12–15 March 2018, Moscow, Russian Federation

WHO/Europe is pleased to announce its third Moscow noncommunicable disease (NCD) course focused on the role of alcohol in NCDs and road traffic injuries. The course targets participants from Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries and other newly independent states (NIS).

The 4-day course aims 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. This course will be run together by Russian Federation and international experts and the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The training is organized by WHO/Europe in the context of the Project on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, financed through a voluntary contribution from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The objectives of the training are as follows:

  • provide an overview of the burden of NCDs and road traffic injuries;
  • consider the cross associations of risks and benefits between NCDs and drink–driving, and debate the burden of NCDs and road traffic injuries related to alcohol;
  • review case studies of legislative analyses conducted in EEU countries on drink–driving;
  • consider effective policy options and legal approaches to drink–driving and how health, legal and enforcement practices can be strengthened;
  • explore the co-benefits of common approaches such as sustainable transport and emergency care services;
  • establish and deepen professional capacity and networks for making progress on reducing the burden of NCDs and road traffic injuries due to alcohol.

The course will have a strong focus on country presentations from EEU and NIS countries, as well as best practices from across the WHO European Region. The cross benefits of tackling alcohol-related NCDs and road traffic injuries will be debated and common approaches explored.

The course will be delivered in Russian and English.

Target audience

This course is targeted at national public experts involved in policy-making, legislation for alcohol and road safety.