About Us
ICOE’s Story

In 2009, the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) started the “Life Saving Skills in Obstetric Emergencies and Neonatal Resuscitation”, also known as the LSSC. This was developed by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

A new course was developed to adapt to local needs and curriculum; hence the Intensive Course in Obstetric Emergencies (ICOE) was born. It is a customized and comprehensive course geared towards improving competency of medical personnel in the management of various obstetric emergencies with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in Malaysia and the region.

Since its launch in September 2014, ICOE has successfully conducted 36 courses for both doctors and midwives in Malaysia. Our passion to teach led us to organize courses in 12 other countries within the Asia Pacific region. Up to date, a total of 1941 healthcare professionals have been trained from various countries. It has gained endorsement from the Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) and continue to receive positive feedback from external quality assessors.

With the overwhelming and encouraging response from ICOE participants locally and regionally, we continuously endeavour to push the boundaries in improving the learning experience provided by ICOE to its participants.

The journey of ICOE, however, is not without its challenges. Besides funding, these include retention and retraining of trainers, lack of secretarial and research support. These challenges push us to strive harder for the continuing success of ICOE.

The story is just beginning. The increasing request from the region coupled with the passion of the trainers, makes it enticing to want to grow further. We may not make it safer every time everywhere but if the ICOE can make a difference sometime somewhere, then it makes the journey all the more worthwhile.

Principal Trainers

  • Dr Gunasegaran P T Rajan
  • Dr Tang Boon Nee
  • Dr Thaneemalai Jeganathan
  • Dr Muniswaran Ganeshan


  • Dr Prema Latha Supramaniam
  • Dr Khoo Kong Beng
  • Dr Nur Zaireena Zainal
  • Dr Zaridah Shaffie
  • Dr Eliza Mohd Noor
  • Dr Hoong Farn Weng Micheal
  • Dr Ng Jun Jiet
  • Dr Sabena Malini Vijayakumar
  • Dr Rahmah Saaid
  • Dr Vijayaletchumi Thandayathany
  • Dr Sim Wee Wee
  • Dr Voon Hian Yan
  • Dr Lim Su-Lyn Patricia
  • Dr Angela Chin Yeung Sing
  • Dr Hii Ling Yien
  • Dr Ong Zhong Wei
  • Dr Abigail Rembui Anak Jerip
  • Dr Harris Njoo Suharjono
  • Dr Ahmad Shuib Yahaya
  • Dr Preetiba Rani Vijaya
  • Dr Mohamad Nurfadli Senin
  • Prof Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy
  • Dr Vinodhini Bhaskaran
  • Dr Chua Wang Ching
  • Dr Alysa Seet Wan Pei
  • Dr Thawaneswaaran Rajendran
  • Dr Lee Chui Ling
  • Dr Melanie Kuan Lih Jiun
  • Dr Deepa Ramudaram
  • Dr Nuryuziliana Dolmat
  • Dr Nina Lau Lee Jing
  • Dr Sharina Mohd Razali
  • Dr Woon Shu Yuan
  • Dr Yong Soon Leong
  • Dr Norsa’adah Salim
  • Dr Jagdeesh Kaur
  • Dr Wong Xiu Sing
  • Dr Wong Xin Sheng
  • Dr Wong Lee Leong
  • Dr Normaliza Muhamad
  • Dr Simram Kaur A/P Karam Singh
  • Dr Kalavathy Subramaniam
  • Dr Jeremy Joseph
  • Dr Theishini Sashillia N Imbaraj
  • Dr Fatin Nabila Yazid

Doctor Probationary Trainers

  • Dr Luke Ang Poh Cheok
  • Dr Nur Zawani Binti Zakaria
  • Dr Khor Xin Yun
  • Dr Tan Yeong Chinn
  • Dr Reanugah Thyagarajan
  • Dr Alvin Isaac Sukumar

Midwives Trainers

  • M Tan Hooi Meei
  • SR Moey Foong Yau
  • SR Juliza Mustafa
  • SR Paramaswari Sinnathamby
  • Ms Sasi Vathana Krishnan
  • UM Mok Kok Yoke
  • Ms Frauline Adamant
  • Ms Kho Phei Yoong
  • Ms Yeap Yin Sian
  • Ms Chew Siew Geok
  • Ms Tara A/P Nagendrarao

Midwives Probationary Trainers

  • Ms Wan Yoke Ting
  • Ms Nurul Syafiqah Binti Musa
  • Ms Emmy Nadiah Binti Sahabudin
  • Ms Nursyahira Akma Binti Baharin
  • Ms Najwa Binti Mahathir
  • Ms Nor Jannah Roslan
  • Ms Noralina Shafiqah Moh Radi


  • Chong Kein Lee
  • Baskeran Balakrishnan
  • Premalatha B
  • Jenny Kaur


The course has been officially endorsed by the Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG)

Cambodian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SCGO)
Ho Chi Minh city Obstetrics and Gynecology Association
Japan Council for Implementation of Maternal Emergency Life Saving System (J-CIMELS) & Asia Medical Support Organization (AMSO)
Laerdal China
Laos Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (LAOG)
Mongolian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Myanmar Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Myanmar Medical Association
Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB)
Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Pakistan (SOGP)
Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists