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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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  • Predicting preterm birth

    09 Sep 2020

    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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  • Media Release 13 August 2020

    13 Aug 2020

    Bringing our community together one handwritten message at a time

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  • 10% drop in Canberra’s rates of early birth

    07 Jul 2020

    Preterm birth prevention program leads to 10% drop in Canberra’s rates of early birth

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  • Media Release

    05 Jun 2020

    Examining a pioneering WA program and how it is preventing premature births

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  • Optimising steroid use in pregnancy

    22 May 2020

    A WA-based research program aiming to optimise steroid use in pregnancy has continued to refine this critical intervention for treating preterm birth whilst minimising any potential side effects of excess exposure.

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  • Artificial womb rewrites its own record books

    07 May 2020

    A major milestone in technology based around the use of an artificial womb is further matching this pioneering medical intervention to those that will one day require it – extremely premature babies. Media release

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  • Mother’s Day 2020: WIRF and Lawley’s Bakery

    05 May 2020

    Perth mothers in need of spoiling are at the centre of a very special campaign being led by the Women & Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) and Lawley’s Bakery this Mother’s Day.

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  • Feilman funding boosts outlook for mothers & babies

    27 Mar 2020

    Critical new funding provided by the Feilman Foundation is set to play a key role in the new national approach to preventing preterm birth. media release

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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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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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