"Who Should Be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives?" Photo credit: CDC Global (CC BY 2.0)

Do Now U: Who Should be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives?

NCSCE and KQED are partnering on a new pilot project, Do Now U. Do Now U engages undergraduate students in online discussions about current scientific issues through the innovative use of social media.

Join the Conversation!
Do you need a warm up exercise or extra credit assignment for your course at the start of this spring semester? Do you want to expand your class discussion beyond the walls of your lecture hall? Incorporate #DoNowUHealth in your lesson plan.

The Do Now U post, “Who Should be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives?”, created by Duke University students Ajay Desai, Kerry Mallinson, Shivani Purohit, Murotiwamambo Mudziviri, and Victoria Coaxum in professor Sherryl Broverman’s course, is now live on KQED’s website.

In their post, the students describe past successes of independent, philanthropic organizations at spearheading large scale health reforms, and question whether international organizations and governments should contribute financially to global health initiatives.

Join the debate by commenting on the post’s page and sharing your thoughts and opinions on social media platforms such as Twitter by using the hashtag #DoNowUHealth.

Previous Do Now U Posts

“Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea?”#DoNowUCloud

“Is a Gluten-Free Diet Beneficial to Your Health?”#DoNowUGluten

“Should We Install Fields of Artificial or Natural Turf?”#DoNowUTurf

“The Fate of Polio: Eradication or Elimination?”#DoNowUPolio

“How Would you Balance Wildlife Conservation with Economic Growth?”#DoNowUGrouse

If you are interested in having your class create Do Now U posts during semesters, please contact Hailey Chenevert at hailey.chenevert@ncsce.net for more information.

Photo credit: CDC Global (CC BY 2.0)

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