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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses for 2003

Download the full report here – Gulf War Report to Congress - 2003 (1180 KB, PDF)

From the Introduction to the 2003 Gulf War Report

Section 707 of Public Law 102-585 as amended by Section 104 of Public Law 105-368, requires that an annual report be submitted to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees on the results, status, and priorities of research activities related to the health consequences of military service in the Gulf War. The Research Subcommittee of the interagency Deployment Health Working Group (DHWG) prepared this 2003 Annual Report to Congress, which is the tenth report on research and research activities. (PGVCB, 1995a; 1996a; 1997; 1998a; 1999a; 2001; MVHCB, 2001a; 2002; DHWG, 2004a; 2004b) The DHWG tracks all federally funded research projects related to Gulf War veterans' illnesses.

This Annual Report is divided into four sections.

  • Section I is an introduction.
  • Section II highlights and summarizes research progress since the last Annual Report.
  • Section III is an analysis of the Federal Government's portfolio of research on Gulf War veterans' illnesses.
  • Section IV highlights significant new research projects and initiatives since the last Annual Report.

Note: Additional resources can be found at DeployMed ResearchLINK. This on-line library is a collaborative effort of three departments - the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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