For Ms. Ladi Jika, a 44-year-old housewife and a mother of five, vaccination and mobilization of people to let their children receive the vaccine is not negotiable.
“I know vaccination prevents some diseases such as yellow fever, measles, meningitis and polio. That is why I visit every vaccination site with two of my children (19-month-old and four years old) to get vaccinated. I want to protect my family and I have mobilized my neighbours to receive the vaccines when the vaccinators come around”, Ms. Jika said.
What is more, she resides in difficult Sardauna Local Government Area (LGA), of Taraba State, a largely hilly and remote terrain, in the extreme southeast of Taraba State.