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Discussion games: PlayDecide: Malaria
Malaria is a common parasitic disease transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. Three billion people are at risk of catching malaria, which caused 800,000 deaths worldwide in 2010. The WHO estimates that €4 billion will be needed to fight malaria in 2015. But how should the money be spent if we only manage to raise €3.500 billion of the €4 billion needed? Would you cut the funding for prevention, treatment and diagnosis? Would you cut the funding for research? Should certain countries be given funding priority?
Use this PlayDecide discussion game to talk plainly and effectively about controversial issues. Organising a PlayDecide session is very straightforward.
It is a conversation game that needs a group of people (4 to 8) sitting around a table for at least 60-90 minutes.
With bigger groups, the resource can be used for a free debate on the topic; alternatively, formats in which students work more formally can be used. It is also useful for discussions among smaller groups.