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Ready+

Ready+

Ready+ is a project that seeks to create resilient and powerful adolescents and young people living with HIV (A&YPLHIV). Furthermore, it aims to create safe and supportive communities, spaces that promote access to high quality HIV and SRHR services that are responsive to the specific needs of young people. Also, advocating for meaningful youth participation in policy formulation and lobby for greater accountability of decision makers and policy makers to the SRHR needs of A&YPLHIV.

outcome1

Resilient and empowered A&YPLHIV who are better informed and make healthier choices

Long-term Outcomes
  • 1a) % of A&YPLHIV surveyed who used a condom during last sexual intercourse.
  • 1b) % of A&YPLHIV surveyed who are aware of at least one way of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV and who reject major misconceptions about HIV transmission
  • lc) % of A&YPLHIV surveyed who report positive social and mental well-being
  • ld) Contraception prevalence among adolescents and young women
  • 1e) % of A&YPLHIV who express equitable gender norms with regard to decision making around sex and relationships.
Mid-term Outcomes
  • 1g) Number of A&YPLHIV participating in group safe spaces (community or facility based) led by peer supporters where they learn about issues relating to SRHR and HIV
  • 1h) Number of *A&YPLHIV receiving one to one support from peer supporters in the community

*Adolescents and Young People Living with HIV

Activities Done:

1i) Number of tools specifically tailored for A&YPLHIV published where A&YPLHIV have been involved in the design and content (including IEC materials).

1j) Number of group safe places (community or facility based) led by peer supporters established where A&YPLHIV learn about issues relating to SRHR & HIV.

1k) Number of A&YPLHIV trained as peer supporters (both community & facility based).

1l) Number of active peer supporters (both community and facility based).

outcome2

Safe communities that promote the rights, health and well-being of &YPLHIV and support their access to SRHR information, services and commodities

Long-term Outcomes
  • 2a) % of A&YPLHIV surveyed who report acceptance of, and support for, their needs and SRHR by family, caregivers, communities, and gatekeeper.
  • 2b) % of A&YPLHIV who recently (in the past 12 months) experienced stigma and discrimination related to their HIV status.
  • 2c) Community members surveyed expressing accepting attitudes towards A&YPLHIV.
  • 2d) % of community members expressing gender equitable norms
Mid-term Outcomes
  • 2e) Degree and quality of stakeholder response to issues raised by A&YPLHIV
  • 2f) % of parents / caregivers trained who report increased levels of comfort and confidence in talking about SRHR and HIV topics with their child.
Activities Done:

2g) Community dialogues and other community interventions conducted.

2h) Number of people taking part in community dialogues and other community interventions, and sensitized to reduce stigma and discrimination.

2i) Community actions plans developed and implemented.

2j)Parent / Caregivers trained.

outcome3

Increased access to, and use of, high quality HIV and SRHR services by A&YPLHIV that are responsive to their specific needs

Long-term Outcomes
  • 3a) Number of A&YPLHIV who have received at least 1 HIV care and support, 1 SRHR and 1 psychosocial service in the health facility.
  • 3b) Number of referrals made by peers, community or other service delivery points for A&YPLHIV to access HIV / SRHR / mental health services
  • 3c) Number of A&YPLHIV who are newly initiated on antiretroviral therapy during the reporting period.
  • 3d) Percentage of A&YPLHIV known to be on treatment 3, 6 and 12 months after initiation of antiretroviral therapy.
  • 3e) Levels of satisfaction reported by A&YPLHIV of the quality, responsiveness, appropriateness and respectfulness of SRHR and HIV services they have used.making around sex and relationships.
Mid-term Outcomes
  • 3f) Service providers trained demonstrating improved knowledge and attitudes towards A&YPLHIV, their needs and rights.
  • 3g) Service sites that have successfully actioned their service improvement plans.
  • 3h) Number of services accreditet by A&YPLHIV meeting quality standards.
Activities Done:

3i) Number of service providers taking part in peer to peer learning and a service exchange.

3j) Number of service sites with a service improvement plan.

3k) Number of A&YPLHIV who are involved in designing, monitoring and accrediting services.

outcome4

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

Long-term Outcomes
  • 4a) Number of documented positive changes to policy environment that READY+ has contributed towards.
  • 4b) Advocacy log shows evidence of the programme influencing supportive or changing attitudes among decision makers.
Mid-term Outcomes
  • 4c) Reports and case studies published and disseminated locally, nationally and regionally analysing gaps, needs, risks and lessons learnt , and promising practices for A&YPLHIV
  • 4d) Number of A&YPLHIV participating in national, subnational, regional and global SRH/ HIV advocacy activities.
  • 4e) Countries have developed advocacy asks
Activities Done:

4f) Youth leaders supported and mentored to advocate for their needs and rights.

Ready+ Let's do it

These outcomes remind all of us working on READY+ what we want to achieve, and the indicators that will help us measure whether we are on track. We will work together, led by young people living with HIV, to measure and learn from our results. If you have any questions, please contact programmemanger@cango.org.sz or +268 2404 4721

what we want

We know that there are lots of guidelines,manuals and standards, such as those from the Word Health Organization (WHO) that you are expected to use to make your services more youth-friendly.

One document that we think is also very important when working with young people living with HIV is the Positive Health Dignity and Prevention Framework.2 This was developed by people livingwith HIV and encourages everyone to share responsibility for preventing HIV.It is about more than just our physical, mental and sexual health. It focuses on the rights, dignity and complete wellbeing of people living with HIV and the importance of meaningfully involving people living with HIV; hearing our voices and recognising our needs and desires.

We made this leaflet in consultation with young people from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique and Swaziland - who are all part of the READY+ project and members of the Global Network of Young People Livingwith HIV (Y+) - so you can hear directly from young people about what really matters.

At the end of the leaflet there is a Charter. We hope you will feel proud to use this in your clinics and offices to show people that you support young people living with HIV to be positive about their futures, live healthy lives and be treated with dignity and respect.

There is also a scorecard for young people in your services to let you know how you are doing and for you to measure your progress.

Please share this with your colleagues and friends so that more youngpeople living with HIV can have the best possible support.

We know that you can make a huge difference to the experience of youngpeople accessing services.We are relying on you to help us stay happy, healthy and safe.

what we want 1

READY+ aims to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). psychological wellbeing, care and treatment with, by and for 30,000 adolescents and young people living with HIV in Mozambique. Swaziland. Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The programme is being implemented by an innovative and multi-disciplinary consortium of youth, SRHR, HIV and communication partners. READY* is one of a portfolio of projects being implemented under the READY programme. For more information, visit www.aidsaliiance.org/readyplus

ready+ partners
  1. We always greet our clientswith a SMILE.
  2. We believe young people can live full and happy lives, can have healthy relationships,and can have a family of their own.
  3. We listen to young people's questions without judgement.
  4. We provide answers that are positive and give hope.
  5. Even when we are busy we give young people time to talk.
  6. We explain things clearly and make sure our clients understand everything and can make their own choices.
  7. We treat youngpeople with respect and don't talk about them with others.
  8. We respect youngpeople's privacy and will speak to them in a confidential space.
  9. We make appointments quick and smooth so young people are not waitingaround.
  10. We are fair to our younger clients and do not allow friends and older clients to jump the queue.
  11. We find ways to make sure that youngpeople are not havingto visitthe clinic too often and that they are gettingthe range of services they need.
  12. We protect all our clients and never behave inappropriately - no flirting, gossipingor insulting.
  13. We ensure that all the medication we give our clients is correct and in date and is well explained.
  14. We do not burden our youngclients with the stress we are feeling, we keep smiling.
  15. We care about our young people and make them feel loved, understood and protected.