This study investigated the health of Australian veterans of deployments on United Nations sanctioned peacekeeping missions to Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia, Namibia, Western Sahara and East Timor over the period 1989-2002.
The study examined the long-term effect of peacekeeping on the mental and physical health status, health service use and quality of life of veterans who had transitioned out of full-time service.
The study found that 65% of peacekeepers reported they were in good, very good, or excellent health. However, 30% of peacekeepers had at least one diagnosable mental health condition.
The research provides a better understanding of the long-term pathways to care and usage of health care services for peacekeepers.
- Summary Report (PDF 302 KB)
Summary Report (DOC 1.2 MB)
- Technical Report (PDF 1.7 MB)
Technical Report (DOC 4.2 MB)
- Appendices (PDF 2.3 MB)
Appendices (DOCX 1.5 MB)
- Quick Facts sheet (PDF 347 KB)
Quick Facts sheet (DOC 255 KB)
- Media release
Peacekeeper veterans who are in doubt about what DVA services or support they can access are encouraged to contact DVA.