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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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  • 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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  • Message In A Pocket brings WA community together

    13 Aug 2020

    Helping her daughter to overcome separation anxiety with handwritten notes led a Perth mother to develop a social enterprise, which is now helping WA women undergoing cancer treatments.

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  • Lotterywest provides critical COVID-19 support

    10 Jul 2020

    A new Lotterywest grant is set to provide critical support for Western Australian mothers, babies and families in real need during COVID-19.

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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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  • Examining a pioneering WA program

    05 Jun 2020

    A significant reduction in rates of preterm birth in WA's major perinatal hospital is among the key findings of a detailed analysis of a world-first program to prevent premature birth and its far reaching impacts.

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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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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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