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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • 2021 Christmas Appeal

    The festive season can be a wonderful time of joy and celebration, but for many mothers and newborns it can be a difficult time.

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    2021 Christmas Appeal
  • Huge cost of preterm births in Australia unveiled

    A new WIRF study has shown that the annual cost of preterm birth to the Australian Government is approximately $1.4 billion.

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    Huge cost of preterm births in Australia unveiled
  • 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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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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

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