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lderly Cohort: The research team visiting participants

A team from SEACO along with Newcastle, UK ageing researcher, Dr Blossom Stephan visited a few participants of elderly cohort study on 14th October 2016. The elderly cohort study was a study conducted to ...
24 October 2016

A visit from researchers

SEACO received a visit from several researchers representing University of Newcastle (UK), University of Amsterdam and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on the 13th and 14th of October 2016. The visit was to understand ...
24 October 2016

Meeting with MISS P Nurses & Data Collectors

On 13th October 2016, SEACO held a meeting with the data collectors and local health nurses who are part of Mothers and Infants SEACO in Segamat Project (MISS P). This meeting was held for them to give updates and state any issues faced by them during the data collection process along with providing suggestions on what can be improved in the future. To read more about MISS P:
24 October 2016

Join us as a Data Collector!

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

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.