Declan joined Nature in 1993, and writes on everything from global health, information technology, publishing, and science in France, to nuclear power and proliferation. He has a degree in biology from Queen's University, Belfast, and a PhD from the University of Leeds. He was made a Chevalier of France's National Order of Merit in 2003 for service to science and society.
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Centre evaluates how public-health spending can improve mortality rates and disease burden, but many countries still do not record how people die.