TARGETS is a Research Programme Consortium funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) between March 2005 and September 2010 to develop new knowledge and tools for effective communicable disease control.

The Consortium continues to support public health policy and practice at district, national and international level through ongoing research projects and partner organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Europe.

What We Do

Our focus is on the world's "killer diseases" such as Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. The effective control of these diseases is an essential step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

TARGETS provides a technical and information resource for disease control efforts, identifying barriers to scaling-up, and developing new tools and strategies for overcoming constraints.

Our research reaches key stakeholders in communicable disease control, ranging from front-line workers and community health councils, District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and Ministries of Health, to international agencies and health-focussed NGOs.

TARGETS Research

A woman sitting with her child beneath a mosquito nets, Ghana. Part of an exhibition of photographs from the Pfizer MAM project shown at the conference.

Delivering Effective Health Care for All Conference

For highlights of the conference go to TARGETS Research Highlights.