2021 has been another huge year for us at WIRF. In a year of highlights, we have whittled these down as part of our Great 8 for 2021.
WIRF has welcomed the announcement of $13.7 million in Federal Government funding to bolster its ongoing efforts to lower the rate of preterm birth.
The outlook for babies at risk of being born too soon has received a major boost following the announcement of new state funding.
A new WIRF study has shown that the annual cost of preterm birth to the Australian Government is approximately $1.4 billion.
A new WIRF study examining the link between a woman’s bacterial signature and preterm birth is being heralded as a major breakthrough.
Personal stories of preterm birth, as told first-hand by families of premmie babies, are key to raising awareness of preterm birth and its far reaching impacts.
WIRF’s Preterm Voices Campaign empowers our powerhouse premmies to tell their own unique stories.
The Summer 2021/22 edition of the WIRF newsletter, Delivering the Future, is out now.
WIRF and the Shree Kutch Leva Patel Cricket Club will partner to deliver a Charity Cricket fundraiser to be held on Sunday, 20 Feb.
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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