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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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  • 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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  • Pioneering Aboriginal Volunteer Program launched

    07 Nov 2017

    The launch of Australia’s first Aboriginal volunteers hospital-based program is set to provide much needed support to the Aboriginal mothers and families of Western Australia.

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  • Spotlight on Jeff Keelan

    02 Nov 2017

    WIRF’s Professor Jeff Keelan is a leading expert in placental disorders in pregnancy.

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  • Perth fights like a premmie

    21 Sep 2017

    A highly anticipated inclusion to WA's calendar of events has celebrated the fighting spirit of the State's youngest residents this World Prematurity Day.

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  • Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

    07 Aug 2017

    An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies.

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  • Liz and Todd's journey for Jack

    05 Jun 2017

    After losing their twin boys, Max and Noah, to the very rare twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in 2015, Todd and Elizabeth Daly realised just how many babies are lost preterm and how special a full term baby really is.

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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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