Adolescent Nutrition Photobook

Adolescent Girls Photobook Cover Mozambique
Monday, March 18, 2024

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is one of the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years lost globally among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 years. In Mozambique, IDA is especially alarming, with 56% of girls aged 15 to 19 years with anaemia, resulting in missed opportunities for physical growth and cognitive development. World Vision, in conjunction with the Ministries of Health, Education, and Culture in Mozambique, conducted adolescent-centred workshops, aided by Photovoice, to explore the experiences, needs, and priorities of adolescent girls regarding their nutrition.

This research project is embedded in the Every Girl Can initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, and received technical support from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

The photobooks were shared with government stakeholders to create opportunities for dialogue with people of power and influence. Photovoice can be a powerful approach to elevate the voices of vulnerable population groups, such as adolescent girls, who are often excluded in the design of interventions and policies of health systems seeking to serve them.