Research for a Healthy Community

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First CEC Meeting for 2018

On 5th and 6th February 2018, SEACO held its first CEC Meeting for 2018. The meeting was held in the SEACO office, attended by community representatives from the Sg. Segamat, Jabi and ...
09 February 2018

Enhancing Communication, Building Up Influencing Skills.

On 25th and 26th January 2018, SEACO Data Collectors attended a training on communication skills, held at the SEACO Office. Once again SEACO invited Ms. Prisca Loke Lai Fong, a Certified Neuro Linguistic ...
09 February 2018

A fun Time for SEACO Staff During the Get Together Event!

On 19th January, all SEACO staff had the opportunity to gather in the Get Together Event held at VIP Hotel, Segamat. SEACO staff took this opportunity to mingle around and get to know ...
09 February 2018



Join SEACO as a Data Collector Today


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.