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Citizen Science Reporter (CSR) Training for the Indigenous Community

Citizen Science Reporter (CSR), an initiative by SEACO that aims to train citizens in the Segamat district of Johore, Malaysia to identify and report on health related issues in their community. SEACO has ...
11 September 2015

Presentation of Preliminary Finding of “Sexual and Reproductive Health among Elderly” study to the Community in Segamat

On September 4 2015, a presentation co-hosted by SEACO was held for the community member of Segamat. The preliminary finding of the “Sexual and Reproductive Health among Elderly” was presented to the community ...
11 September 2015

Phlebotomy Training for SEACO Field Operation Team

On August 24 2015, Prof. Dr. Naganathan from the Jeffrey Cheah Medical School, Monash University conducted a phlebotomy training for the Field Operation staff of SEACO. The training introduce the staff to the ...
11 September 2015

We want you residences of Segamat to be part of us making Segamat better and healthier place!

Join us a full-time or part-time data collector and be part of the change!


The South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) is a research platform in populationselamat_datang_segamat health and well being in regional Malaysia, a high middle-income country. It was launched on 20 November 2011. Our primary purpose in Segamat, is to collect salient and high-quality data to gain insights into the factors that affect health in a whole of life context.

Our success has been dependent on:

  • Partners who appreciate and share the vision for a large community-based research platform;
  • The community who, have been welcoming, engaged with issues that are of concern to them, and despite the lack of an immediate and tangible gain have been willing to open their doors when we come knocking.
  • Staff who are professional, always keen to learn new skills, willing to work in an environment that changes daily, patient, and most of all, appreciate working with people.

SEACO is not a traditional cohort study. It is a partnership with the community of Segamat and a greater body of stakeholders at the state and federal levels. There are people in the community who work with us, there are people who work for us, and there are volunteers who do it because they are passionate about improving “their Segamat”

Despite our relative youth, we strive to continue to serve the community into the future by providing high quality data that can contribute to improving their lives as well as enhancing the Monash University intellectual contribution to interdisciplinary research programs across public health, social and environmental sciences, demography, human geography, and the clinical and biomedical sciences.