The South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) health and demographic surveillance system was established in Segamat, Malaysia, in 2011. It is operationally managed through Monash University Malaysia (MUM),and obtains core funding as a Monash technology research platform from MUM [including the Jeffrey Cheah School
of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS)] and Monash University Australia (with contributions from the faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and of Arts). SEACO’s objective is to capture detailed longitudinal information related to health and disease among individuals and families, which can ultimately be used to improve the health experience in the local community and the wider population. It aims to achieve these objectives through:

(i) the regular collection of socio-demographic and health
measures among individuals; and

(ii) providing a research platform for focused studies on issues related to health within the community. Read more