Wa West District


The Wa West District has a population of more than 81,000 people and has always been among the best performing districts in terms of ODF achievements in the country since 2013. The Wa West District, among those with the largest number of communities in the Upper West Region, has been blessed with two successive District Chief Executives since 2012, who understand the value of cleanliness and disease prevention. Out of the 227 communities in the district, 114 had been declared ODF as at May 2018, representing approximately 50% of all communities. As at May 2018, one Area Council and a couple of Electoral Areas were ODF.

Number of communities
Number of ODF communities
% ODF achievement


UNICEF, The World Bank and ProNet North are among the major partners supporting the Wa West District to promote safe sanitation and fight open defecation.