In November we took part in an expert meeting on "Innovative approaches to the prevention of NCDs. The concept of risk factor harm reduction. Experience of other countries" in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). The meeting was organised within the framework of the 71st scientific-practical conference of the State Educational Institution "Avicenna Tajik State Medical University". It was attended by international experts from Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan, as well as more than 50 participants from Tajikistan - faculty of the State Educational Institution TSMU, Tajik Institute of Postgraduate Education in Health, chief specialists of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan.