5th fact

1,404 women die (27 every week) from cancer of the ovary, uterus or cervix.

WA Preterm Birth Initiative

The Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative aims to harness the Western Australian Health care community, and the women and families of our state, to achieve the goal of safely lowering the rate of preterm birth by 15% over the next two years and 35% over five years.

Phase One of the Initiative was launched in November 2014 following a successful Telethon Grant for its’ development, and initial State Government funding for a specialist trial Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic at King Edward Memorial Hospital. 

Phase Two of the Initiative, to be rolled out in 2015, is specifically aimed at educating Health Professionals, to be followed by a broader public awareness campaign in subsequent years (Phase Three). The outreach and public health components of the Initiative are being funded by philanthropy through the Women and Infants Research Foundation.

The Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative is a joint collaboration between:

The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF)
The Women and Newborn Health Service
The University of Western Australia

In conjunction with:

The Statewide Obstetric Services Unit
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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