1st fact


Preterm birth is the largest cause of death and disability in children under 5  in developed countries.

The Women and Infants Research Foundation

The Women and Infants Research Foundation is one of 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. Our research has directly contributed to a number of improved clinical practices and health outcomes in the fields of women’s, infants’ and reproductive health.

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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