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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • 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
  • Amy and Mike Hussey named as ambassadors

    WIRF is proud to announce Amy and Mike Hussey as its inaugural ambassadors.

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    Amy and Mike Hussey named as ambassadors
  • 2018 edition of Whole Nine Months magazine launched

    Discover the strategies that have successfully lowered the rate preterm birth and are making pregnancies safer for women and their babies worldwide.

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    2018 edition of Whole Nine Months magazine launched
  • Artificial womb makes Top 10 list for 2017

    WIRF’s artificial womb has been named one of Australian Science Media Centre's Top 10 Science Stories for 2017.

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    Artificial womb makes Top 10 list for 2017
  • Help us to continue to make a real difference

    Please help us with our efforts to save babies and women in WA and beyond.

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    Help us to continue to make a real difference
  • 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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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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