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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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  • 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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  • WA Child Research Fund, a boost for premmies

    18 Oct 2021

    The outlook for WA babies at risk of being born preterm, and experiencing lifelong health challenges, is set to receive a major boost following the announcement of critical new funding by the WA Department of Health.

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  • Steroid use in pregnancy breakthrough finding

    13 Oct 2021

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

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  • Fundraiser brings women’s cancers to the fore

    01 Oct 2021

    The Women & Infants Research Foundation is partnering with Australian filmmaker, Rogue Rubin, on an exciting fundraising event – the exclusive screening of Lion Spy: The Hunt for Justice.

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  • Advances in women’s and infants’ health unveiled

    13 Sep 2021

    A chance to hear from some of Western Australia’s leading researchers and clinicians attracted more than 230 delegates to the recent 2021 Stars Symposium.

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  • Funding boosts efforts into ptb prevention

    10 May 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 across Australia.

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  • WA study brings comfort for IVF families

    27 Apr 2021

    A new Western Australian study examining the longer-term health outcomes of children born from IVF treatment is being heralded as a major breakthrough.

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  • Predicting preterm birth via bacterial signatures

    11 Jan 2021

    A new study examining the link between a woman’s bacterial signature and preterm birth is being heralded as a major breakthrough in pregnancy care.

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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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