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Chinese New Year Celebrations with KRT Kampung Abdullah.

KRT Kampung Abdullah once again invited SEACO to gather with them in the Chinese New Year Celebration. It was a pleasure to SEACO as KRT has been so supportive towards SEACO involvement in the community. Hopefully with this kind of involvement can strengthen the relationship between SEACO and community.
16 March 2018

SEACO Welcomes Visitors from UNU-IIGH and Professor Shantini Paranjothy, Representative From Cardiff University.

SEACO welcomes visitors from UNU-IIGH and representative from Cardiff University, Professor Shantini Paranjothy. SEACO took this opportunity to do booth presentations to introduce to them SEACO’s work and projects for further understanding of SEACO’s operation. UNU-IIGH team and Prof. Shantini later joined a meeting with SEACO’s Platform Manager; Nirmala Devarajan, Manager-Field Operations; Ruhaida Bachok and Assistant Manager-Field Operations; Nadia Saad.
16 March 2018

SEACO at the Karnival Muafakat Belia dan Penduduk Kampung (Pemuda Mahir).

SEACO fulfilled the invitation from UMNO Bahagian Sekijang to set up a booth to promote SEACO in the community and allowed job seekers to drop in their resume. It was a good platform for SEACO to interact with the community and at the same time open up opportunity for job seekers.
16 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.