READY is a portfolio of programmes, designed to build Resilient and Empowered Adolescents and Young people (READY).
We know this is vital because HIV is the second largest cause of death of adolescents globally, and the first in Africa. The continent has the youngest population in the world, with 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30.
READY programmes are delivered by Frontline AIDS in seven Eastern and Southern African countries (Angola, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) and also supported by Frontline AIDS partners in Cote d’Ivoire. Grounded on principles of inclusion and recognising intersectionality, we focus on youth designed and youth centred programming by:
- Integrating peer supporters in health service delivery
- Ensuring access to HIV, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health information and services
- Supporting young people to advocate for their needs
Through innovative partnerships, READY has already reached over 36,000 adolescents and young people. But there is much more that we can do.
Join The READY movement
The READY Movement is a coalition that supports young people in all their diversity to demand their right to a healthy life, led by the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) with support from Frontline AIDS and its partners.
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Our READY programmes
All READY programmes place adolescents and young people in their diversity at the centre of design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
READY for an AIDS free future