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Of about 32,000 births each year in WA, approximately 2,800 are preterm and this figure is rising.

The Women and Infants Research Foundation

The Women and Infants Research Foundation is Western 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, and continue to conduct research into areas of women's and infants' health most important to our community.

We are closely affiliated with King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), and the School of Women's and Infants' Health at The University of Western Australia. WIRF is also the charity of KEMH.

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