The Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Agency, Mr Adamu Gamawa, says the agency will in 2018 focus more on community engagement, in order to improve routine immunization.

He  said in Bauchi that there were some cases of non-compliance to routine immunization in the state and the agency would work with the state Emirate Council Committee on Health to resolve such issues.

Mr Gamawa said that routine immunization was funded adequately under the tripod arrangement among Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, Dangote Foundation and the State Government.

He said primary healthcare centers in the state were provided with adequate vaccines, solar storage facilities and other immunization consumables.

The Chairman said that human resource for health had continued to be the major challenge in discharging primary healthcare services to the teeming population of the state.

The agency has commenced its 2017 Measles campaign for children from nine months to five years.