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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.
  • WIRF named a 2022 Telethon beneficiary

    WIRF is proud to be a Telethon beneficiary in 2022. Our Telethon supported studies are focussed on improving the health and outcomes for all WA children.

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    WIRF named a 2022 Telethon beneficiary
  • New steroid funding a shot in the arm

    The outlook for babies at risk of being born too soon has received a major boost following the announcement of new state funding.

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    New steroid funding a shot in the arm
  • 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
  • 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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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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