In an editorial, Charles R Penn (470) discusses how the World Health Organization has been working to improve its pandemic preparedness since the H1N1 2009 pandemic. A second editorial by Devi Sridhar et al. (471) outlines expectations for the United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases.


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Getting ready for a dengue vaccine

Gozde Zorlu and Fiona Fleck (476–477) report on the delivery strategies for a new dengue vaccine.

Predicting global health

Barry B Hughes et al. (478–486) develop future global health scenarios that include economic and social development markers.

Leprosy trends

Catharina J Alberts et al. (487–495) assess the potential effect of the WHO global leprosy strategy in Brazil, China, India and Thailand.

Severe HIV infection in children

Nicolas Grundmann et al. (513–520) develop a model to best identify HIV-infected children who require antiretroviral therapy.

Round table discussion on defining pandemic influenza

Peter Doshi (532–538) discusses the definition of pandemic influenza and how this affected the response to the H1N1 outbreak. Daniel J Barnett (539), Luc Bonneux & Wim Van Damme (539–540), Heath Kelly (540–541), Nicholas F Phin (541–542) and Angus Nicoll (542–544) debate this issue.

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