4th fact


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


WIRF is proud to be TriEvents charity partner for their Sunsmart Women’s Triathlon(since 2012). The Women’s Triathlon is held each year in March at Hillarys, and has over 1000 women participate by running, swimming and cycling. The two organisations are a great ‘fit’ in their values by promoting and improving women’s health.

WIRF participates in the Triathlon with its ‘WIRF the Effort’ team, comprised of WIRF and KEMH staff and patients. We also have a display at the event to provide information about our work and research achievements.

Most recently, the support received from TriEvents has assisted our vital research into Preterm birth. Thank you to TriEvents for their continued support.

WIRF the Effort Team, 2014