Written by Rebecca Seglow Hudson (BSc Anthropology undergraduate).
UCL’s Institute for Global Health (IGH) was the site of some heated negotiations on Saturday 8 December.
A collection of 72 students, with an enormous range of experience and disciplinary backgrounds, spent the day simulating the discussions behind international aid deals.
Students represented organisations such as the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF and governmental departments of the simulation country, Malawi. Three parallel simulations took place in three separate rooms, with each room reaching a different conclusion on the use of the $200 million that donors were offering to improve Malawi’s health system.