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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

  • 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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  • Today Tonight: WA icons unite for Spring Gala

    30 Aug 2018

    WIRF's Ambassador and Australian cricket great, Mike Hussey, joins West Coast Eagles' sharpshooter, Jack Darling, to support the Women & Infants Research Foundation and their annual Spring Gala.

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  • WIRF profiled nationally on Seven's Sunrise

    20 Aug 2018

    Seven's national Sunrise program profiles WIRF's Preterm Birth Prevention Study which is investigating the presence of specific bacteria in the vagina in mid pregnancy to identify women who are likely to deliver early.

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  • Seven Perth: Linking bacteria 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 who will potentially suffer from this complication of pregnancy.

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  • The West: Steroid tweak before birth

    13 May 2018

    Millions of premature babies world-wide could benefit from a ground-breaking WA study that has tweaked the use of steroids in pregnant women to make it safer for their unborn babies.

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  • Artificial womb: 2017’s Top 10 Science Stories

    12 Dec 2017

    2017 has been a bumper year for science yarns, from exploding neutron stars to a crashing spacecraft, and incredible advances in artificial wombs. Every year, the AusSMC contributes to the seasonal tradition of listicles and picks our top 10 science stories of the year.

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Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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Email: info@wirf.com.au

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