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.

WIRF News Issue #9 - June 2015


To read a full version of the newsletter - click here. See individual articles below.

Professor Newnham's Welcome

"The start of 2015 has been an exciting time for the Foundation as we've taken the first major steps in our quest to significantly reduce the rate of premature birth - the number one cause of death and disability for children under five years of age in Western Australia"

WIRF's Executive Director, Professor John Newnham, talks about the start of the outreach program for the WA Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative, read more here.

Cervical Length Linked to Preterm Birth

A short cervix in mid-pregnancy puts women at a higher risk of having a premature birth.

Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jan Dickinson explains one of the key recommendations of the WA Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative,   here.


Helping Premmies Speak Easy

WIRF, Telethon, and researchers from the UWA School of Paediatrics and Child Health are using a new assessment tool to help Western Australia’s prematurely born children speak easier when they get to school. Read the article,  here.

HBF Run For Premmies

Holly Thomas knows just how important WIRF’s research into premature birth prevention is after her daughter Nika was born almost three months early. Read the article,  here.

You Ask the Questions...Help us to Find the Answers!

Why was I born early? Why did my mum get cancer? We need your help so that our researchers can improve the health of women and babies here in Western Australia.  . All donations over $2 are tax deductible, so get your donation in before 30th June to claim in this year’s tax.  You can make a donation to support WIRF’s ‘Why’ campaign by clicking  here

Picture courtesy of Tiny Sparks

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Appreciates WIRF's Work

Ovarian cancer survivor Natasha Sims thanks her lucky stars that organisations like WIRF are working on preventing gynecological cancers. Read the article,  here.

WIRF on Social Media

To keep up to date with the latest WIRF research, outreach and community activities, please like, tag and share with us on social media.

Follow "Women and Infants Research Foundation" on Facebook and You Tube or WIRFWA on Twitter and Instagram. Read more, here.

WIRF the Effort Triathletes

WIRF, KEMH  and Beyond Bank staff, and several mums of premature babies, raised funds for the Foundation’s preterm birth research at the Sunsmart Women’s Triathlon in Hillarys on Sunday 16th March 2015. Read more, here.

National Volunteer Week 11th-18th May

WIRF volunteers recently celebrated National Volunteers Week with a morning tea in Agnes Walsh House at KEMH.  Read more,  here.
Giving a Little From Your Pay Helps Alot

A small amount of money each week can go a long way to helping our research into premature birth and gynaecological cancers. Did you know you can donate to WIRF’s research directly from your pay which can be processed pre-tax? This means a donation will be deducted before tax is calculated, so less tax is paid each fortnight. Read more, here.

Save the Dates

Stars 2015  - 9th and 10th September 2015
City to Surf Run for WIRF - 30th August 2015

Read more  here.

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