By Taye Obateru
Josâ€“Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Samuâ€™ila Makama, has stressed the importance of immunizing children against childhood diseases to save their lives.
In a message to the launching of the final report of the national demographic and health survey in Plateau State on Tuesday, Makama said although the level of immunization in the country was improving, but majority of the children in the country were still not immunized.
Makama who was represented by the state director of the commission, Mrs. Judith Aga lamented that a survey has shown that 62 percent of women in the country deliver their babies at home rather than at health institutions.
He said this had left a lot of children vulnerable to infection resulting in the high infant mortality rate which stood at 157 per one thousand births.