4th fact


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 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 Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Western Australia. WIRF is also the charity of KEMH.

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Upcoming Events

The focus for the 2017 Stars Event is, ‘How we can prevent babies dying before they are born’.


We invite you to join us as we present and discuss the latest discoveries and advances in this very important area of antenatal health.