Results from the first year of the WA Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative have revealed an 8% reduction in the rate of preterm birth across the state.
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Our research and programs have directly contributed to a number of improved clinical practices and health outcomes.
An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs, and researchers hope to do the same for extreme preterm babies.
WA women with endometrial cancer are taking part in a WIRF trial of a treatment that hopes to delay the need for radical surgery.
Last time it travelled more than 13,000 kms and provided education to more than 500 health professionals in WA.
The focus for the 2017 Stars Event is, ‘How we can prevent babies dying before they are born’.
In a world-first, an artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs.
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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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