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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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  • Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

    07 Aug 2017

    An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies.

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  • KEMH docs swim to save premmies

    08 Mar 2017

    A group of King Eddies doctors have successfully conquered the 2017 Rottnest Channel Open Water Swim and achieved an incredible fundraising outcome in the process.

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  • WIRF welcomes new Chief Operations Director

    13 Feb 2017

    WIRF are proud to announce its appointment of Deb Attard Portughes as inaugural Chief Operations Director.

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  • Pioneering research achieves 8% reduction rate

    30 Nov 2016

    A WIRF research program is set to benefit the millions of infants and families worldwide who will be affected by preterm birth.

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  • WIRF unveils its 2016 Annual Report

    21 Nov 2016

    The yearly report card for WA's leading independent research institution dedicated to improving women’s and infants’ health has been released.

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  • Honour Wall takes flight for World Prem Day

    16 Nov 2016

    The special journey of more than 550 WA mothers and babies has been celebrated as part of the unveiling of the KEMH Honour Wall.

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  • United for Banquet for Babies

    18 Oct 2016

    Banquet for Babies represents a highly anticipated inclusion to Western Australia’s calendar of events.

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  • Margaret’s lifetime of service

    26 Sep 2016

    Long-serving volunteer, Margaret Lay has retired after almost four decades of service.

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  • Symposium for women’s health

    05 Aug 2016

    A condition which has a significant effect on quality of life for millions of women worldwide will be the focus of an upcoming symposium.

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  • Perth icons launch Posh Frocks for Premmies Appeal

    15 Apr 2016

    WIRF are calling on all fashionable women across Perth to get behind the Foundation’s Posh Frocks for Premmies 2016 Appeal.

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  • Sarra shares her story of joy and loss

    17 Nov 2015

    Sarra Box’s twins, Hunter and Heath were born 15 weeks too soon. With nearly 3,000 preterm births in WA each year, Sara’s story of heartbreak and loss is shared by many others.

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  • Volunteering is a Joy

    01 Jul 2015

    Helping clothe some of WA’s smallest babies and assisting families in need is inspiring work for volunteer Joy Mazzella.

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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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