Launch of The Red Beacon Group: Global Fund Technical Assistance for Key Populations


MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) are proud to announce the formation of The Red Beacon Group - a new initiative for providing technical assistance for key populations aimed to reduce barriers to services for HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria within Global Fund supported programs.

The Red Beacon group has been newly created by the Global Fund’s Community Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative to rapidly dispatch evidence-informed technical assistance (TA) in the areas of HIV, TB and malaria prevention and treatment access. This includes supporting community-engaged programming related to human rights, HIV, TB, and malaria for gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, and sex workers. This builds on TA provided by the three lead organisations through CLAC (The Community Action and Leadership Collaborative) since 2014 and already provided assistance to a number of KP groups across the world.

Organisations and countries can request technical assistance at any stage of the Global Fund funding process – including the National Strategic Plans, country dialogue, concept note development, grant making and implementation. The organising members of the Red Beacon Group are partnered with more than 300 organisations working across over 80 countries.

Read more about the Red Beacon Group on the MPact website

You can also download the following resources on the Global Fund, available in all NSWP languages: