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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • Artificial womb breaks its 4 minute mile

    A major advancement in the pioneering use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical breakthrough.

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    Artificial womb breaks its 4 minute mile
  • Role of bacterial signature in predicting preterm birth under the microscope

    A new study examining the link between a bacterial signature and preterm birth is set to benefit millions of infants and families worldwide.

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    Role of bacterial signature in predicting preterm birth under the microscope
  • Steroid use in pregnancy optimised in a world-first

    A pioneering research program aiming to optimise steroid use in pregnancy is set to benefit millions of families who will have babies born too soon.

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    Steroid use in pregnancy optimised in a world-first
  • Magnificent 7: Artificial womb achieves WA first

    Our Artificial Womb program has done what few other projects ever have; achieving a perfect score by Australia's leading medical experts.

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    Magnificent 7: Artificial womb achieves WA first
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  • A record of research excellence

    Our research and programs have directly contributed to a number of improved clinical practices and health outcomes.

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    A record of research excellence
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Why our work is so important

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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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Telephone: 08 6458 1437
Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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