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Dr Jackie Ho

Dr Jackie Ho is the Country Investigator for the SEA-ORCHID Project in Malaysia. Jackie’s role is to provide project co-ordination for Malaysia and work with the other investigators to determine the overall direction of the research.

Jackie is a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at the Department of Paediatrics, Penang Medical College. Her current research projects are as follows:

  • Epidemiology of Birth Defects: A population based study
  • The Role of Maternal Haemoglobin and Antepartum Foetal Death
  • Building evidence based research and practice in South East Asia: Impact on pregnancy and childbirth care and outcomes

Dr Jackie Ho
Dept Paediatrics
Penang Medical College
4, Jalan Sepoy Lines
10450 Penang
Tel: +60 (4) 226 3459
Fax: +60 (4) 227 6529
Email: malaysia@cochrane.org.au


Clinical Educators

Educators are part of an education team located across South-East Asia and Australia. This team is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of educational interventions aimed at increasing knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice and building research capacity amongst health professionals in the areas of maternal and child health.

The education team is also responsible for identifying and training other health professionals to plan and deliver ongoing educational activities in their local areas. The education team will also be assisting the Country Investigators in the development and maintenance of formal and informal networks of clinicians in South East Asia to establish a culture embracing evidence-based practice.

Dr Japaraj R Peter
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ipoh Hospital
30990 Ipoh, Perak
Email: japaraj@hotmail.com

Sivasangari Subramaniam
N3. 3, Jalan Greentown
30450 Ipoh, Perak
Email: sivasangari@yahoo.com

A/Prof Hans Van Rostenberghe
Dept of Paediatrics
School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus
16150 Kubang Kerian
Email: hansvr@kb.usm.my

Dr Che Anuar Che Yaakob
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus
16150 Kubang Kerian
Email: cheanuar@kb.usm.my



Swi Sim Cham is the SEA-ORCHID Project Research Officer. Her main role is to undertake data collection for the project in Malaysia. Swi Sim responsible for collecting and submitting data on current practice during pregnancy and childbirth, and assisting with efforts to identify current activities in, and attitudes towards, evidence-based practice




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