International Health Care Center Ghana
Counselor/ Model of Hope
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors.
The main types of NCD are cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.
NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three quarters of global NCD deaths – 31.4 million – occur. IHCC is committed to treating non-communicable diseases.
In the counselling of patients by the hospital social service, personal assistance and initiation of medical, vocational and social rehabilitation measures are intertwined. Complementary to person- and problem-centered counselling with patients and their relatives as the nucleus of psychosocial coping with illness and disability, the hospital social service cooperates with the whole range of clinical professions involved in the individual case in reintegrating the patient, in particular with the physicians in charge of establishing the indication for rehabilitative measure, as well as with the entire range of rehabilitation carriers, with extra-clinical facilities and services within the health care/social protection system. Evaluation, which would be necessary in view of outcome control and increased effectiveness of the counselling services provided in the hospital.
IHCC is specialized in communicable diseases. We can provide patients with information and treatment of many communicable diseases including:
We are also well-experienced in offering counselling and testing for various chronic conditions including HIV as well as managing persons infected with HIV. IHCC is also one of the NACP’s accredited anti-retroviral (ART) sites.
At IHCC, we believe that prevention is the cure. We make every effort therefore to ensure that we promote this. As such, we are very passionate about both preventing and detecting illnesses at a very early stage so as to enable quality of life. IHCC therefore focuses on the following areas:
As a community clinic, open to the general public, IHCC is prepared to attend to any general medical concerns that visiting clients may have. We act as a first point of call for many medical problems, both for adults as well as for children.
Basic First Aid care & treatment of a range of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention includes: