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SEACO (si.koʊ or si.akoʊ) — the South East Asia Community Observatory — is a health and demographic surveillance system (DHSS) located in peninsular Malaysia. It was established as a research platform by an international partnership of universities, and was officially launched on 20 November 2011 by Y.A.B. Dato’ Haji Abdul Ghani bin Othman in Johor Bahru. It has a Governing Board with an Independent Chair a representative of the the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, a representative of the Scientific Advisory Group, and representatives of each of the Partners. Operationally it is managed by Monash University, Sunway Campus, and hosted by the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

SEACO collaborators include researchers at Monash University, the University of Copenhagen, Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam. Its raison d’être is to provide a base from which high quality, internationally relevant science can be conducted that will be locally, regionally, and internationally relevant.

It was established intentionally and explicitly as a generic research platform capable of supporting a wide range of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research in the clinical and biomedical sciences, the social sciences, economics, education, and environmental sciences. At its core it is a technology for capturing and making usable, rich longitudinal data about a geographical area, the individuals, families, households, and communities within it, and the relationship between the people, their health and wellbeing, and the broader environment.

SEACO is a platform supporting world-class, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
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