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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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  • 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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  • Rotary spearheads major appeal for WA babies

    21 Oct 2019

    Western Australian babies born in need of essential clothing and blankets are to be the winners from an incredible fundraising event led by the Rotary Club of Nedlands and The Local on Waratah.

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  • Masquerade Ball to benefit mothers and babies

    01 Oct 2019

    Melbourne’s health, sporting, business and philanthropic community is set to unite for a highly anticipated event at the MCG to benefit mothers and babies at risk of preterm birth.

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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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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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