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Great Teamwork between SEACO and Chaah Community

SEACO joined the Chaah community in the gotong-royong event organised by the Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Penduduk (JPP), Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK) and Kelab Rukun Tetangga (KRT). The gotong-royong activity involved residents from ...
23 April 2018

SEACO joined the Gemereh Community in the Program Muafakat Jiran Mesra

SEACO been invited by the CEC Gemereh Committee Member who is also a Treasurer of Program Muafakat Jiran Mesra program. SEACO open a booth for free health screening such as Body Mass Index ...
23 April 2018

Selamat Hari Polis from SEACO

SEACO team were invited to joined the Hari Polis celebration at Balai Polis Bekok. The celebration was held on 24 March and SEACO representative who is also SEACO Asst Manager, Field Operation – Nadia Saad attended the event. We are hoping the continuous support and cooperation provided by the  Malaysian Police towards SEACO will strengthen the relationship between the local authority, SEACO and community.
30 March 2018



SEACO is awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification


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.