2017•10•17 Kuala Lumpur
On 12 October 2017, UNU-IIGH Director, Professor Pascale Allotey delivered an in-house seminar on “Research for a healthy community: bringing the local to the global”. Pascale shared her experience and some of the output on the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) research. SEACO is a research platform in population health and well-being in regional Malaysia. Located in Segamat, a city in the state of Johor Darul Ta’zim which is in south Malaysia, Segamat was chosen for SEACO platform as it represents a range of ethnic in Malaysia. She stressed that community participation or community engagement was crucial as they had to work with different people of various background. Pascale also shared the challenges in delivering and reaching out to the community through the power of communication. Researchers must be aware and sensitive towards the culture in reaching out to the diverse community as well as approaching with the right message and through the right messenger. The seminar was attended by over 15 participants including UNU-IIGH staffs and lecturers from National University of Malaysia.
Professor Pascale Allotey during the in-house seminar. Photo: UNU-IIGH. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0