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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

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  • WIRF secures record SRI awards haul

    29 Mar 2023

    WIRF Researchers have achieved a record awards result as part of the Society for Reproductive Investigation’s 70th Annual Scientific Meeting held recently in Brisbane.

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  • WIRF’s World Top 2% Scientist success

    11 Jan 2023

    Stanford University have published their list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists with WIRF’s Prof Matt Kemp making the highly prestigious list.

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  • The Collaborative reducing rates of preterm birth

    07 Dec 2022

    An opportunity to learn of the world-first national program that is aiming to safely lower the preterm birth in Australia has attracted more than 200 health professionals to a special event held recently in Sydney.

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  • Governor announces his Patronage of WIRF

    05 Dec 2022

    The Women and Infants Research Foundation is delighted to announce His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM, Governor of Western Australia as our new Patron.

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  • WA research talent shines at Stars Symposium

    28 Nov 2022

    A chance to hear from some of WA's leading researchers and clinicians has attracted hundreds of health professionals to the 2022 Stars Symposium.

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  • WIRF Gala raises $212,000 for WA families

    02 Nov 2022

    More than 220 guests attended the 2022 WIRF Gala at which an astounding $212,000 was raised to support WIRF's critical work to improve the health of all Western Australian women, mothers and babies.

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  • Study optimises steroid use in pregnancy

    11 Jul 2022

    A WIRF research program aiming to optimise steroid use in pregnancy has shown how the World Health Organization’s gold-standard antenatal steroid treatment regime for preterm infants may be improved.

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  • Major population declines linked in new study

    16 Dec 2021

    A new international study has investigated the factors, including biological influences that may be behind the severe decline in child births that has occurred over the past 50 years.

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  • World Prematurity Day 2021

    19 Nov 2021

    Governor of Western Australia and WIRF Patron, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC hosted a special reception in recognition of World Prematurity Day on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

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  • Funding to reduce preterm birth for ATSI mothers

    17 Nov 2021

    New Federal funding is set to significantly improve the outlook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies that continue to be disproportionately affected by preterm birth.

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  • Dr Sean Carter: 2022 John Monash Scholar

    15 Nov 2021

    One of WA’s most promising early career researchers has been awarded a prestigious John Monash Scholarship for his transformative research into preterm birth prevention and optimising outcomes for those born too soon.

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  • WIRF joins Sweet Melodies for Navrang Festival

    10 Nov 2021

    Dancing in colourful traditional dress, and celebrating the very best of Indian culture, more than 8000 people from across Perth attended the recent 2021 Navrang Festival.

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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
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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