Research for a Healthy Community

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SEACO sponsoring women’s futsal jersey for the Segamat District Health Office.

SEACO are recognised among communities in Segamat by its home-based health research and health promotion, including screening and exhibition. Now, SEACO has taken a step forward in community engagement by sponsoring the women’s futsal jersey for the Segamat District Health Office. The women team participated in a Closed Futsal Tournament between Johor State Health Services Co-Club in Kulai, Johor on 25 November 2017. Our congratulations to the team for winning the first place in the tournament!
15 December 2017

SEACO’s Director meets Tok Batin Kampung Selai.

Profesor Daniel Reidpath, Seaco’s Director took the opportunity to meet up with Tok Batin Kampung Selai, Mr Achai @ Juti Bin Kais last Monday, 4th December 2017. The session also was participated by ...
15 December 2017

Seaco Joined Kospen Health Screening

On 3 December, SEACO participated in the KOSPEN Health Screening event held at KRT Kampung Abdullah. SEACO has conducted several health screenings such as Blood Pressure, BMI, ECG screening and provides free consultation for visitors. ...
07 December 2017



SEACO has been granted full membership into INDEPTH Network


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.