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Free Health Check at Segamat Sentral Mall (formerly known as One Segamat Mall)

On 20th and 21st April 2018, SEACO conducted a free health check at the Segamat Sentral Mall (formerly known as One Segamat Mall). The visitors took the chance to perform health screening such ...
25 May 2018

Fun Time for SEACO Team during Team Building at Berjaya Tioman Resort!

SEACO team having the chance to join the Team Building session held at Berjaya Tioman Resort. These three days session was about teamwork and gathering everyone to work in team and support each other as a team. Most of the activity in held focused on teamwork, skills, relationship, communication and personality. On the other hand, everyone seems enjoying their time doing all the activity and started to showing off their hidden skills.
25 May 2018

SEACO offers Free Health Check, collaboration with JKKK Kampung Baru Kampung Abdullah

SEACO once again being invited by JKKK Kg Baru Kg Abdullah to do a free health check for residents of Kampung Abdullah. Residents can undergo a blood pressure test, BMI check and ECG test. SEACO also took this opportunity to organize data collection activities for the Cencus project.
25 May 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.