This is a project of Singaporean photographer, Pearl Gan and her collaboration with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam ; Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta and The Wellcome Trust.
Most of us think of malaria as an African problem, a likely consequence of the widespread poverty, geographic isolation, chronic conflicts, and poor economic development of much of that continent. In the Asia-Pacific, in contrast, we have booming economies, hundreds of millions being lifted out of poverty, incredible transportation and telecommunications links, and relative peace and political stability. People who live with malaria in the Asia-Pacific are invisible – the most isolated, poor, and voiceless. This exhibition is about them. Pearl Gan introduces us to these invisible people, giving them flesh, blood, feelings, and lives. We aim to increase awareness of Malaria in Asia Pacific.