Resilient & Empowered Adolescents & Young People (READY+)

READY+2 (2021-2026) builds on lessons learnt from READY+ (2016-2020). The programme will directly reach 35,614 adolescents and young people living with or most affected by HIV and support them to become more resilient, empowered, and knowledgeable and have the bodily autonomy, freedom, and agency to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

READY+2 includes prevention components with greater focus on mental health and reaching adolescents and young people in all their diversity. READY+2 will be implemented in Eswatini, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe with targeted interventions planned for Malawi, Zambia and Angola.

Within READY, PATA provides technical assistance at selected health facilities and provides training for health providers in adolescent friendly services, HIV-SRHR integration, and advocacy in action. This is complemented with on-site mentoring, quality improvement planning and monitoring, and the integration of C3 methodologies.


READY+ objectives

Resilient and empowered A&YPLHIV have increased knowledge and agency to make healthier and informed choices about their bodies and their lives

  • Provide Information, education and communication tools and materials that provide A&YPLHIV with tailored and relevant guidance
  • Create safe spaces for A&YPLHIV to meet, learn and build trust in the information they receive, as well as develop skills in managing emotions and navigating risks and vulnerability
  • Peer Support to provide information, advice, and guidance

Safe and supportive communities advance gender equality, including the sexual and reproductive health and rights and well-being of A&YPLHIV

  • Community dialogues to better understand needs of HIV-positive adolescents
  • Community fora to work with teachers, services providers, faith leaders and key stakeholders to address gaps and build improved support
  • Parent /Caregiver dialogues and communication support

Increased access to, and use of, high quality, integrated and comprehensive HIV, SRHR, and mental health and well-being services by A&YPLHIV, that are responsive to their specific needs

  • Training and sensitization of health providers in HIV-SRHR integration and health advocacy
  • Operational quality improvement plans developed and implemented on the integration of HIV and SRH services
  • Adolescents and young people living with HIV design, monitor and accredit services
  • Clinic-community collaboration

Greater accountability of decision makers and policy makers to the SRHR needs of A&YPLHIV

  • Communicating evidence of the needs, desires, risks and barriers of A&YPLHIV
  • Generating evidence for advocacy
  • Youth mentorship
  • Advocacy strategies and accountability

Resilient and empowered A&YPLHIV, have improved skills and better choices/options to secure livelihoods