READY exists so that young people lead on designing and implementing health programmes.
READY is a portfolio of programmes which are 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.
READY programmes can be found across sub-Saharan Africa in Angola, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Through integrating peer supporters in health service delivery, ensuring access to HIV, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health information and services, and supporting young people to advocate for their needs, we know that young people can stay healthy.
Youth designed and youth centred, the READY portfolio of programmes is grounded on the principles of inclusion, equality and diversity thus recognising young people’s diverse needs for agile and innovative engagement.
As a result of innovative partnerships, we have reached over 36,000 adolescents and young people. But there is much more that we can do.
The READY movement
Young people all over the world can join the READY movement to demand their right to a healthy life, whatever their circumstances, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Young people helped create the READY movement in order to expand our READY portfolio. Today, they remain at its core.
The READY movement is led by the Global Network of Young People living with HIV (Y+ Global), with support from Frontline AIDS and its partners.
Join the READY movement on social media and read our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest activities.
All READY programmes place adolescents and young people in their diversity at the centre of design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
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Previous READY programmes
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