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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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