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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

  • Nine Melbourne Masquerade Ball interview

    28 Feb 2020

    Every year more than 26,000 babies are born early in Australia. Tragically for some, the day they are born is their last day alive. A major fundraising effort is on now to try to prevent preterm babies.

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  • The West: Prof delivers birth of a new era

    01 Feb 2020

    The newly crowned Senior Australian of the Year believes every woman has an important right that she probably does not even know about.

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  • News Talk 6PR 882

    27 Jan 2020

    Talking with Senior Australian of the Year Professor John Newnham

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  • News.com.au

    26 Jan 2020

    Senior Australian of the Year Professor John Newnham and Local Hero Bernie Shakeshaft

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  • Ministers Department of Health

    26 Jan 2020

    Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, has paid tribute to the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.

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  • The Daily Telegraph

    26 Jan 2020

    January 26, 2020. The 2020 Senior Australian of the Year Professor John Newnham AM and Australia's Local Hero, Bernie Shakeshaft speak to the media after the awards ceremony on...

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  • Sky News Australia

    26 Jan 2020

    2020 Senior Australian of the Year, Professor John Newnham appears on Sky News Australia.

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  • Aged Care Guide

    26 Jan 2020

    A 67 year old obstetrics specialist from Perth, Western Australia (WA), Professor John Newnham AM, was named the Senior Australian of the Year for 2020 on Saturday in Canberra for his work in preterm birth prevention.

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  • Perth Now

    25 Jan 2020

    Australia Day Honours: WA obstetrics specialist Professor John Newnham named Senior Australian of Year

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  • The Canberra Times

    25 Jan 2020

    Obstetrician Professor John Newnham named Senior Australian of the Year

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  • ST George & Sutherland Shire Leader

    25 Jan 2020

    Dr James Muecke named Australian of the Year; Professor John Newnham, Ash Barty and Bernie Shakeshaft honoured

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  • Rare Air Podcast: The Artificial Womb

    24 Sep 2019

    Leading WA media identity, Meri Fatin sits down with WIRF’s Assoc Prof Matt Kemp on his journey to WA and WIRF, what inspired his transformative work with the Artificial Womb project, and what continues to drive him.

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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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