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SEACO welcomed Professor Sharon Pickering, Dr Narelle Warren, Dr Michaela Goodson & Dr Tan Maw Pin

Nov 8th, Wednesday – SEACO received a visit from Professor Sharon Pickering, Dr Michaela Goodson, Dr Narelle Warren & Dr Tan Maw Pin. Their arrival was greeted by the director of SEACO himself, ...
11 November 2017

SEACO Team at the Launch of National Enhanced Primary Health Care (EnPHC) 2017 Event

On 29th October 2017, the SEACO team took part in the launch of the National Enhanced Primary Health Care (EnPHC) 2017. The event was held in Klinik Kesihatan Batu Anam (Batu Anam Health ...
31 October 2017

SEACO at Kampung Kwongsai for National Enhanced Primary Health Care

SEACO team were invited by Sekijang Parliament to perform a health check program at Kampung Kwongsai (Kwongsai Village) Hall last Sunday, 29th October 2017 in conjunction with National Enhanced Primary Health Care. ...
31 October 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.