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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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  • COVID-19 Statement for pregnant women

    17 Mar 2020

    Following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that all pregnant women will feel a great sense of anxiety about their own health and that of their unborn or newborn baby.

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  • WA community to unite for Little Angels 2020

    26 Feb 2020

    A highly anticipated inclusion to Perth’s events calendar is set to celebrate the journey of a family that has been touched by WIRF's work to prevent preterm birth.

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  • Preterm Birth Alliance SA launch event

    18 Feb 2020

    An event to address South Australia’s alarming rates of preterm birth is set to benefit thousands of women, families and infants across the state.

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  • Prof Newnham: 2020 Senior AOTY

    29 Jan 2020

    WIRF’S Chief Scientific Director, Professor John Newnham, has been named as the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.

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  • Masquerade Ball Channel 9 Melbourne

    13 Jan 2020

    Nine News Melbourne MCG Masquerade Ball 2020 event preview: Unmasking Preterm Birth

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  • Research examines Phage Therapy

    10 Dec 2019

    One of WA’s most promising early career scientists has secured a fellowship which will see her continue her pioneering work in the field of perinatal microbiology.

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  • Josh & Lauren Catalano reflect on their miracle

    15 Nov 2019

    More than three years on after the extremely premature birth of their second son, Lenny, the experience and emotion is just as vivid for parents Josh and Lauren Catalano.

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  • Aboriginal artwork ushers in World Prem Day

    14 Nov 2019

    As part of World Prematurity Day 2019, the WIRF will unveil a major piece of artwork representing the journey of mother and baby from one of the Foundation’s Aboriginal Volunteers.

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  • Preterm Birth pioneer wins major WA award

    08 Nov 2019

    In recognition of a life dedicated to saving and improving the lives of women, infants and families, WIRF’S Prof John Newnham, has been named as the 2020 Senior Western Australian of the Year.

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  • Rotary spearheads major appeal for WA babies

    21 Oct 2019

    Western Australian babies born in need of essential clothing and blankets are to be the winners from an incredible fundraising event led by the Rotary Club of Nedlands and The Local on Waratah.

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  • Masquerade Ball to benefit mothers and babies

    01 Oct 2019

    Melbourne’s health, sporting, business and philanthropic community is set to unite for a highly anticipated event at the MCG to benefit mothers and babies at risk of preterm birth.

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  • Steroid study reveals breakthrough finding

    09 Sep 2019

    A pioneering research program aiming to optimise steroid dosing in pregnancy to mature the fetal lung is set to benefit the millions of families worldwide at risk of delivering preterm.

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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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