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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • WIRF powers ACT's drop in preterm birth

    Rates of early birth in Canberra have fallen dramatically and it’s been credited to WIRF’s pioneering program to prevent preterm birth.

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    WIRF powers ACT's drop in preterm birth
  • COVID-19 and pregnancy

    Important information for all pregnant women and families about the impact of COVID-19 on their health and that of their babies.

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    COVID-19 and pregnancy
  • Professor Newnham our 2020 Senior AOTY

    WIRF's Professor John Newnham has been named the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.

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    Professor Newnham our 2020 Senior AOTY
  • 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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Number of babies born preterm each year worldwide.


Number of deaths due to preterm birth worldwide each year.


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

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