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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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  • 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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  • Perth to usher in spring with gala spectacular

    23 Aug 2019

    Perth’s health, sporting, business and philanthropic community is set to usher in spring in grand style as it unites for the highly anticipated WIRF 2019 Spring Gala.

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  • Alliance Statement: Midwifery Continuity of Care

    28 Jun 2019

    The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance recommends midwifery continuity of care as a key strategy to prevent preterm birth in Australia.

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  • Hospital volunteers worth more than $716,000

    23 May 2019

    The contributions of more than 90 volunteers to KEMH and WIRF were celebrated as part of a recent event to mark National Volunteers Week 2019.

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  • Statement by Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance

    01 Apr 2019

    The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance wishes to draw attention to recent research indicating that birth before 39 weeks of pregnancy may have important consequences in later life.

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  • Artificial womb breaks its 4 minute mile

    14 Mar 2019

    A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.

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  • WA community unite for Little Angels Gala

    20 Feb 2019

    A highly anticipated inclusion to WA's calendar of events is set to celebrate the achievements of one of the State’s leading research organisations and the journey of a family that has been touched by their work to prevent preterm birth.

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  • Artificial womb achieves top rating

    13 Dec 2018

    WIRF’s artificial womb research program has done what no other WA project ever has; achieving a perfect score by the key driver of health and medical research.

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  • Celebrating a premmie powerhouse

    16 Nov 2018

    Jo and Troy Mellow believe in miracles. When their daughter Lilly was born in October 2008 at 15 weeks premature and weighing just 520g, they had to.

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  • Tackling Tasmania’s record preterm birth rates

    10 Nov 2018

    An event to address Tasmania’s alarming rates of preterm birth, currently the highest in the country, is set to benefit thousands of women, families and infants across the state.

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  • The impacts of late preterm birth

    05 Nov 2018

    New research by WIRF has described a key link between late preterm birth and the potential for long-term developmental disorders.

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  • Linking bacterial signature and preterm birth

    13 Aug 2018

    A new study examining the link between a bacterial signature and preterm birth is set to benefit the millions of infants and families worldwide.

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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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