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Monash University Australia students at SEACO

The South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) was given the opportunity to host Monash University Australia students for the study program unit titled ‘Field Methods in Anthropology and International Development’ under the supervision ...
12 July 2017

Health Check Up at Chaah by JKKK Kg Baru Chaah and SEACO

Last Sunday, July 2nd, the residents of the Chaah sub-district of Segamat, Johor were given a health check-up organized by the Jawatankuasa Kemajuaan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK), Kg Baru Chaah, and the South ...
04 July 2017

Blood donation campaign at SMJK SEG HWA, Segamat

Giving blood is an act of generosity and kindness. Blood donation has helped save millions of lives who are in need of immediate blood transfusion especially in emergency cases. SEACO had a booth ...
22 June 2017



Expression of Interest: Senior researchers to join SEACO


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.