PlayDecide is a dialogue game to talk in a simple and effective way about controversial issues. It is very easy to set up a session of PlayDecide. It's a conversation game that requires a small group of people (4 to 8, although it works best with 5-6 people) around a table. Decide takes about 80 minutes to play. This game looks at investments to control malaria.
Malaria is a common parasitic disease, caused by a parasite transmitted from human to human via mosquito. Three billion people are at risk of malaria. It was responsible for nearly 800,000 deaths worldwide in 2010. The WHO estimates that around €4 billion is necessary in order to tackle malaria in 2015. But how should the spending be distributed if only €3.5 billion of the necessary €4 billion is raised? Would you cut funding for prevention, treatment and diagnosis? Or would you cut funding for research? Should some countries be given priority to get funding?