I am a Mental health nurse and a TeleEEG technician since 2016, based in the main hospital in the capital, Mbabane in Eswatini.
I share my psychiatric service space with EEG on specific days. Once a week I work together with visiting neurologist in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy and other neurologic conditions. My main services are mental health education, management and rehabilitation of mental health conditions.
Dr Steven Coates came to Eswatini to perform an on-site training in EEG and later Anne Clarke also came to fine tune the skill. I am having a smooth working relationship with them to deliver high quality care to the people living with epilepsy in Eswatini.
In January 2023, I was sent by tele EEG to pioneer a successful tele EEG station and train local staff in Makoanyane military Hospital in Maseru Lesotho. The service is currently doing very well and run by 4 medical specialists who double up as soldiers. It was a very pleasant experience where skill and experience was developed.
My aspirations are specifically on achieving a status of epilepsy specialist: epileptologist and or EEG interpreter. Now and again I have been enrolling with EAMC for LMIC online classes, which have broaden my understanding of epilepsy assessment, diagnosis and management.
Long Service Achievement – Edward Shabangu
Thank you Edward. Your continued efforts and contribution through TeleEEG for those in need are recognised and sincerely appreciated.
Dr Steve Coates, TeleEEG CEO