198336 3/23/2009 14:45 09BUCHAREST199 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 09STATE17303 VZCZCXYZ0004 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #0199 0821445 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 231445Z MAR 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9351 UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000199
STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHIEBE AND OES/IHB JJONES ALSO FOR USAID/GH/HIDN CMOHAN
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: TBIO, ECON, SOCI, PREL, KPAO, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: HIGHLIGHTING WORLD TB DAY
REF: STATE 17303
In response to reftel demarche, post met with local representatives of the World Health Organization and coordinated a joint outreach effort, to include post participation in the locally-organized World TB Day event sponsored by the Marius Nasta Institute of Pneumology on March 24. The local organizers will distribute an Embassy press release to help highlight the international importance of World TB Day. Post has also offered an Op-Ed piece explaining U.S. efforts to combat TB to several local newspapers.