The Sissala East District is located in the north-western part of Ghana in the Upper West Region. The Administrative district capital is Tumu. The District is strategically positioned as it shares a 300 kilometre border with Burkina Faso to the North. The district shares boundaries to the east with Kassena Nankana East and Builsa district, both of the Upper East Region while its extreme southeastern portion shares a boundary with Mamprugo-Moaduri District of the Northern Region, on the West the District shares boundaries with Sissala West and to the South Wa East.
With efforts targeted at demystifying breast cancer countrywide among women in general, and the need for awareness creation on the disease, the Member of Parliament for the Sissala East constituency, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has organized free breast screening exercise for women in her constituency.