15th October, 2023
Handwashing with soap and water is one of the simplest, most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as the common cold or flu.
Each year on October 15, CDC works with global partners and colleagues to highlight Global Handwashing Day and raise awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap and water.
Global Handwashing Day is a yearly reminder that handwashing with soap and water is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. This year’s theme, “Clean Hands Are Within Reach,” calls for coordinated action as we actively work toward universal hand hygiene.
Handwashing in Communities
Many germs that can make people sick are spread when we don’t wash our hands with soap and clean, running water. That is why handwashing is so important, especially at key times such as after using the bathroom, when preparing food, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Handwashing with soap and water is simple and inexpensive, and it can significantly reduce the number of young children who get sick. Teaching people about handwashing helps them and their communities stay healthy. Studies show that handwashing education in the community can:
Reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by about 23%–40%
Reduce the number of school days children missed because of gastrointestinal illness by 29%–57%
Reduce diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by about 58%
Reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by about 16%–21%
Birth and Death Unit is responsible for issuing of Birth and Death certificate to individuals within and outside the District.
Registration and Issuing of Marriage and Divorce certificate. Apply to the Registrar of Marriages in the District to register your marriage under Marriages Act, 1884-1985 (CAP 127)."""
Zoomlion Ghana Limited is in charge of managing solid waste at all public places in the District
Establishment of Schools and allocation of Funds to Persons with Disability in the District.
Any individual or registered entity/organization wishing to operate a business within the District should operate under approved licence by the Assembly.
Land Allocation and Demarcation. Providing Building Permit to qualified applicant within the District.
The Afigya Kwabre North District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 43 MMDAs in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Afigya Kwabre North District Assembly
P. O. Box 3, Boamang - Ashanti Region
Main Line: (+233-50) 281 1082
DCE: (+233-20) 104 0875
Vulnerability Hotline: (+233-50) 281 1092