MBABANE: Jeremy Liang, the Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, has on behalf of his country, sponsored the Epilepsy Training Workshop for health care workers.
Prince Bandzile is the Patron of the Epilepsy Organization, a non-profit health entity.
Speaking during the awarding of certificates to the health-workers who completed the workshop last week, Health Minister Lizzie Nkosi said, the huge burden of uncontrolled epilepsy and of epilepsy-related deaths in developing countries, including Eswatini, “are a cause” for concern.
“Epilepsy is one of the most prevalent neurological conditions, and remains an important cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Epilepsy knows no age, racial, social class, geographic, or national boundaries.Eswatini, Ministry of Health routine data indicates that 4 655 people were diagnosed with epilepsy from the year 2019 to 2022. It is acknowledged that more than 80% of people with epilepsy live in developing countries, where the condition remains largely undiagnosed and untreated,”
said the Health Minister as quoted by Government online platforms.
On another note, Minister Lizzie Nkosi further mentioned that, epilepsy “has become a national health priority”, emphasizing the importance of maximizing the quality of life for people with epilepsy in Eswatini.
Taiwan sponsors training on Epilepsy, Health Minister says related deaths a cause for concern.