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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • Funding boosts national preterm birth program

    WIRF has welcomed the announcement of federal funding to bolster its ongoing efforts to lower the rate of preterm birth in Australia.

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    Funding boosts national preterm birth program
  • WIRF informs latest Atlas Variation

    Many babies are being put at risk after a report revealed the effects of having a caesarean section scheduled too early, without medical reason.

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    WIRF informs latest Atlas Variation
  • Double your donation to WIRF!

    WIRF and the Tomasi family is giving you the chance to instantly double your donation and double its impact.

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  • Artificial womb rewrites its own record books

    A major milestone in our Artificial Womb is further matching this pioneering technology to those that will one day require it – extremely premature babies.

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    Artificial womb rewrites its own record books
  • Unravelling bacterial signatures

    A new WIRF study examining the link between a woman’s bacterial signature and preterm birth is being heralded as a major breakthrough.

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    Unravelling bacterial signatures
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15 MILLION

Number of babies born preterm each year worldwide.

1 MILLION

Number of deaths due to preterm birth worldwide each year.

8 PER CENT

Reduction in the rate of preterm birth due to the WA Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative (2015 v 2013).

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