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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

WIRF in the Media

  • The West Weekend magazine 25 May 2019

    29 May 2019

    A profile piece on Western Australian of the Year Award nominee, Prof John Newnham.

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  • The Post: Prebith pioneer

    18 May 2019

    Prof John Newnham's career has been driven by the belief that life before birth is important.

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  • ABC Science Friction, Future Uterus

    10 Mar 2019

    Part 3 in Science Friction's eye-opening series, Future Uterus, taking a womb’s-eye view of the future of reproduction.

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  • ABC Canberra

    03 Mar 2019

    A new antenatal program in Canberra could spare as many as 30 babies from premature birth.

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  • Perth Now: Project to drive better care for cancer

    18 Feb 2019

    Thousands of WA cancer patients will be recruited for a ground-breaking research project emphasising “holistic” treatment of five of the deadliest types of cancers.

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  • WA Today: Midwives swap scrubs for swimsuits

    16 Feb 2019

    A group of Perth midwives will trade their scrubs for swimsuits and take on the Rottnest Channel Swim later this month to help raise funds for pre-term birth prevention.

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  • 7 Perth: Invention gives prem babies survival hope

    30 Jan 2019

    A Perth baby born at just 23 weeks has survived thanks to new neonatal technology being developed in WA.

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  • Seven Sydney: Artificial Womb raises hope for prems

    30 Jan 2019

    WIRF's Artificial Womb project, headed by Professor Matt Kemp, continues to capture headlines and the imagination as it seeks to provide a health intervention for extremely premature infants born at the border of viability where none currently exist.

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  • The West: Top rating for artificial womb

    13 Dec 2018

    Ground-breaking research on an artificial womb that could save the lives of extremely premature babies has achieved a WA-first — a perfect score by the country’s medical experts.

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  • Preterm births on demand

    04 Nov 2018

    Too many babies are being born before full term because of unnecessary medical intervention and to fit parents’ work schedules or holiday plans, according to Australia’s top maternal foetal medicine doctor.

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  • Sunday Times: The Baby Whisperer

    28 Oct 2018

    If you had told Professor John Newnham 40 years ago he would devote his career to the care of unborn babies he would have called you crazy.

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  • Sunday Times: WIRF Telethon beneficiary feature

    14 Oct 2018

    Telethon kicks off world first for full-term births. The journey to parenthood for Elizabeth Daly and her husband Todd has been anything but smooth.

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374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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Email: info@wirf.com.au

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