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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • NHMRC success boosts Artificial Placenta Project

    The outlook for the most vulnerable preterm babies is set to vastly improve following a recent grant to one of WA's most promising perinatal researchers.

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    NHMRC success boosts Artificial Placenta Project
  • 2024 WIRF Gala

    More than 230 people gathered for the 2024 WIRF Gala - a magical evening to benefit the women, infants and families of WA.

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    2024 WIRF Gala
  • WA research stars set to shine bright at Symposium

    New research programs that are positively impacting the health of women and newborns are set to be unveiled at the 2024 Stars Symposium.

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    WA research stars set to shine bright at Symposium
  • Lyfe Languages

    Lyfe Languages is a pioneering new program that is connecting communities, generations and health through language.

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    Lyfe Languages
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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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374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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