104436 4/16/2007 4:30 07BUCHAREST425 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 07STATE46669 VZCZCXRO6195 PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG DE RUEHBM #0425 1060430 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 160430Z APR 07 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6443 INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0139 UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000425
STATE FOR EUR/NCE - AJENSEN; AIAG
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: KFLU, KPAO, SENV, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA - OUTBREAK COMMUNICATION STRATEGY IN EARLY STAGES
REF: A) STATE 46669
1) The GOR issued a government order on October 13, 2005 (Government Order 1094) containing Romania's National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza. The order outlines in a general manner a response strategy and designates responsible government bodies. The plan makes general reference to communication.
2) The GOR has a draft "Communication Strategy and Plan for Prevention of Avian and Human Influenza." The plan was developed in July 2006 by a WHO communication expert and financed by UNICEF. USAID consulted and provided input on the plan. Unfortunately, the Romanian Ministry of Health has yet to adopt the plan, which adheres to WHO best practices for effective communication. Once the GOR adopts the plan, it will need to allocate significant human and financial resources to fully implement the provisions.
3) Post will send the above referenced documents (in English) to AIAG via email.