What is READY?

The READY initiative exists to augment global capacity to respond to major outbreaks of infectious disease with epidemic or pandemic potential—such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link to: Integrated Framework

New Story Series

These new stories (with narrative video and written case studies) share successful examples of integrated action for better community health outcomes in humanitarian settings during outbreaks.

Link to: Integrated Framework

Online Courses

READY’s new eLearning courses—WASH in Epidemics and IYCF Remote Counseling—are now available on the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s Kaya platform.

Link to: Integrated Framework

RCCE Readiness Kit

This new Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Readiness Kit, “Communicating with Communities in Epidemics and Pandemics,” guides users through outbreak preparedness and response phases and readiness actions, with links to practical implementation tools.

Link to: Webinars

OUTBREAK READY! DIGITAL SIMULATION: Translations now available

Strengthen your outbreak readiness skills and knowledge! Designed for national and international NGOs responding to humanitarian emergencies, this serious game illuminates the complex nature of a humanitarian outbreak response.

More Resources for COVID-19 Readiness


READY webinars are facilitated conversations relevant to COVID-19 planning and response, featuring experts from academic institutions and implementing organizations

Curated Collections

READY’s selection of websites and repositories of critical COVID-19 guidelines and materials

READY Updates by Email

Subscribe to READY’s email list to receive notices of upcoming workshops and other project news