Health & Demographic Surveillance in a High Middle Income Country: The SEACO Research |

Health & Demographic Surveillance in a High Middle Income Country: The SEACO Research

Synopsis:

Health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSS) are dynamic or open cohorts based on a regular, longitudinal surveillance of an entire population within a set geographic location. HDSS were historically established in resource poor settings to provide an alternative source of evidence to glean some understanding of disease trends and to undertake community-based, disease specific intervention studies. Based on the HDSS methodology, the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) was established in Malaysia in 2011. Unlike most HDSS, SEACO is a generic ‘community health laboratory;’ a multi-purpose research platform to enable a broad range of life course epidemiological projects and complex interventions to be undertaken in both health and non-health related disciplines.

In this presentation, we discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the establishment of HDSS in middle to high income countries and the potential for the data generated by such platforms.

Speaker(s):

Prof Daniel D Reidpath, Director: South East Asia Community Observatory, Monash University

Prof Pascale Allotey, Assoc Director (International): South East Asia Community Observatory, Monash University

Date:
Friday, 29 November 2013
Time:
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-4
Manasseh Meyer, 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 
469C Bukit Timah Road, 
Singapore 259772

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