A dental doctor and final year dentistry students volunteered in this dental screening drive stationed in Aung Run Primary School in Cambodia. The make-shift dental screening room was a temporary set-up by the non-governmental organisations Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and One-2-One. The school children get their teeth checked and repaired by the dentists. Since 2019, these dental health screenings are conducted twice every year by One-2-One with financial support and coordination from CRS’s Healthy Kids Project. The dental programme is one of the joint initiatives led by CRS to support the oral health needs of children from rural and poor communities. The programme is greatly appreciated by the local schools and families.

Link to full article : https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)02538-7/fulltext

2020 has been a difficult year globally. As we adjust to changes and adjustments to our lifestyles, our work and our family ; we seek strengths, joy and directions in our daily lives. Despite feeling isolated from the real world whilst working from home, I find positivity in sharing my photographs and my health stories with a worldwide audience.

I am grateful to have two winning photographs in this year’s Lancet competition. The Highlights 2020 frame important health stories from diverse countries.

Link to Full Article http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32682-9/fulltext

Photo Info : The locals in this Cambodian village live near the forests and they had experienced different levels of malaria transmission sometime in their lives. The villagers know the importance of LLINS which helps to prevent the mosquito-borne disease. Preventive effort of the long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) programme was initiated to provide accessibility of this mosquito preventive tool in Malaria endemic areas in Cambodia.

One of my photographs is on Covid-19. The photo was taken when I collaborated with the National Centre of Infectious Diseases in Singapore this year. I am glad that I am able to feature the work of our Singapore Team and highlight the dedication of their work in controlling Covid-19 and keeping Singapore safe.

Photo Info : A medical laboratory scientist at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) using a PCR test. This highly sensitive test detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, in samples from patients, such as throat or nasal swabs.


In August, 2019, Pearl was invited to lead a dengue photography project at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), which works in partnership with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This Lancet article features 8 of Pearl’s dengue photographs captured on this trip.

For the full article , please click on Lancet Link : https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32940-X/fulltext