3rd fact

There were 452 new cases of gynaecologic cancers in WA in 2010 and this is projected to rise to 517 new cases by 2015.

The Women and Infants Research Foundation

The Women and Infants Research Foundation is Australia’s leading independent research institution dedicated to improving women, infants and reproductive health.

We have a proud 40-year history of scientific discovery and public health achievement centred on the eradication of disease and the reduction of illness in women and babies of all ages.

WIRF are closely affiliated with King Edward Memorial Hospital (the only tertiary level perinatal centre in Western Australia) and the School of Women's and Infants' Health at The University of Western Australia.

WIRF is also the charity of King Edward Memorial Hospital, helping to raise vital funds for equipment, new initiatives and providing support to facilitate essential research studies into women and infant health.

During the Hospital's Centenary year, WIRF are involved in a number of activities and events to celebrate this significant milestone. Visit the Centenary site here.