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

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


  • Abigail Rembui Anak Jerip
  • Ahmad Shuib Yahaya
  • Alvince Dev Edin Abraham
  • Alysa Seet Wan Pei
  • Angela Chin Yeung Sing
  • Chua Wang Ching
  • Deepa Ramudaram
  • Doris Ng Sin Wen
  • Eliza Mohd Noor
  • Harris Njoo Suharjono
  • Hii Ling Yien
  • Hoong Farn Weng Micheal
  • Imelda Maria Siburat
  • Khoo Kong Beng
  • Lee Chui Ling
  • Lim Su-Lyn Patricia
  • Lim Yee Cherng
  • Malini Mat Napes
  • Marcus Kang


  • Melanie Kuan Lih Jiun
  • Mohamad Nurfadli Senin
  • Mohd Azam Mohd Yusoff
  • Ng Jun Jiet
  • Nina Lau Lee Jing
  • Nur Zaireena Zainal
  • Nurul Iftida Basri
  • Nuryuziliana Dolmat
  • Ong Zhong Wei
  • Preetiba Rani Vijaya
  • Prema Latha Supramaniam
  • Rahmah Saaid
  • Rosy Anak Jawan
  • Sabena Malini Vijayakumar
  • Shankar Samanthamurthi
  • Sharina Mohd Razali
  • Sharmina Kamal Shamsul Kamal
  • Shazni Izana Shahruddin


  • Sheron Anak Albert
  • Si Lay Khaing
  • Sim Wee Wee
  • Siti Zaleha Ab Rahim
  • Somaskandar Sivasuntharam
  • Sureshkumar Subramaniam
  • Thawaneswaaran Rajendran
  • Vijayaletchumi Thandayathany
  • Vinodhini Bhaskaran
  • Voon Hian Yan
  • Woon Shu Yuan
  • Yogaraj Ramanathan
  • Yong Soon Leong
  • Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy
  • Zaridah Shaffie
  • Zulida Rejali


  • Atiqah Ahmad Zain
  • Chuah Chuan Ching
  • Frauline Adamant
  • Joyce Chong
  • Juliza Mustafa
  • Kho Phei Yoong
  • Lim Sern Fang
  • Moey Foong Yau
  • Mok Kok Yoke
  • Nita Bakar
  • Nor Azita Azizan
  • Norazura Abd Rahman
  • Nurhidayah Mat Said
  • Nuur Azimah Pilus
  • Paramaswari Sinnathamby
  • Parimaladevi Perumal
  • Sasi Vathana Krishnan
  • Sri Devi Astuti Muhammad Salleh
  • Stephanidah Anak Jimbun
  • Susana Salleh
  • Tan Hooi Meei


  • 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