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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses for 2011

Download the full report here – Gulf War Report to Congress - 2011 (2 MB, PDF)

From the Introduction to the 2011 Gulf War Report

Section 707 of Public Law 102-585, as amended by section 104 of Public Law 105-368 and section 502 of Public Law 111-163, 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 (GW) in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; August 2, 1990 – July 31, 1991. The Research Subcommittee of the interagency Deployment Health Working Group (DHWG) prepared this 2011 Annual Report to Congress, which is the eighteenth report on Federal research and research activities. The DHWG tracks all federally funded research projects related to Gulf War Veterans' illnesses (GWVI).

As in previous Annual Reports to Congress, the material presented is divided into six sections and three appendices.

  • Section I is an introduction;
  • Section II summarizes the research priorities and organization of the Federal GW research portfolio;
  • Section III highlights and summarizes research progress published since the last Annual Report to Congress;
  • Section IV summarizes Federal funding trends for GW research during the ten-year period from FY 2002 through FY 2011;
  • Section V highlights new research projects and initiatives since the last report;
  • Section VI contains literature references; and the Appendices contain listings of federally-funded research projects.

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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