Romania Avian Flu Awareness Puppet Show

The Romanian Family Health Initiative ran from 2001 to 2007, and focused on several health areas including HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, family planning, and avian influenza. This video is a puppet theater performance on avian flu information and prevention. It was part of the rural health promotion campaign in Romania. This performance took place in the summer of 2007.

In 2005 and 2006 Romania faced two outbreaks of avian flu among birds, found in both the wild bird population, as well as in some domestic poultry flocks. Although no human cases were identified, under the current worldwide circumstances, and due to the fact that the Danube Delta represents a major natural reservoir of migratory birds, strong preparedness and intervention strategies were required at all levels.

During the summers of 2006 and 2007, a caravan with a puppet show offered an entertaining and interactive approach to providing correct information to 3,500 children and 551 adults from 80 villages in eight districts.

This first 51 second video introduces the audience of kids to the "Cock-a-Doodle Family Puppet Show."

Part 2 is a 2:49 minute video that captures the song the puppets sing with key avian flu messages conveyed to the audience of children.

In Romanian with English subtitles. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc./Romania Family Health Initiative, 2007.