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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 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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  • Perth to usher in spring with gala spectacular

    30 Jul 2018

    Perth’s health, business and philanthropic community is set to usher in the first day of spring in grand style as it unites for a highly anticipated gala event to celebrate and support one of the State’s most prolific research organisations.

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  • WIRF program sets bar for national alliance

    04 Jul 2018

    WIRF program which has significantly reduced the rate of preterm birth across WA is set to be rolled out nationally after its key practice points and outcomes were used to develop a national preterm birth prevention alliance.

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  • Volunteers recognised during NVW 2018

    25 May 2018

    The contributions of more than 120 volunteers to KEMH and WIRF were celebrated as part of a recent event to mark National Volunteers Week 2018.

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  • Landmark study optimises steroid use in pregnancy

    14 May 2018

    A pioneering research program aiming to optimise steroid use in pregnancy, and minimise potential side effects of excess steroid exposure to both mother and baby, is set to benefit the millions of families worldwide who will have babies born too soon.

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  • Amy and Mike Hussey named as WIRF ambassadors

    15 Nov 2017

    WIRF is proud to announce Amy and Mike Hussey as its inaugural ambassadors.

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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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