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

New funding enables Stan Perron Fellowship


New funding provided by the Stan Perron Charitable Trust is set to greatly improve the outlook for women and infants across the country.

The substantial funding over the next 4 years will enable the Women & Infants Research Foundation to engage and educate health practitioners and families across regional and remote WA on the strategies that have successfully lowered the rate of preterm birth and are making pregnancies safer for women and their babies worldwide.

In addition to enabling The Whole Nine Months Outreach Program, the funding will allow WIRF to attract some of the best and brightest scientists and researchers across the nation, and honour the memory of a great WA businessman and philanthropist.

Specifically, it will allow the establishment of a new Fellowship in honour of Mr Stan Perron AM which will enable our leading scientists to develop new research programs into areas of women’s and infants’ health that matter most to our community.

“In partnership with the Stan Perron Charitable Trust, we hope this new funding encourages other philanthropists and funding bodies to invest in our quest to make preterm birth a thing of the past and improve the health and future of all Australian children,” WIRF Chief Operations Director, Deb Portughes said.

“On behalf of everyone at the Women & Infants Research Foundation, I thank the Stan Perron Charitable Trust from the bottom of my heart.”


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We understand that our success lies in our ability to work in true partnership with our key partners, health services, policy makers and our donors and supporters.

Private and philanthropic support is becoming increasingly important in extending our national and international research impact and translating our research findings for the benefit of women, infants and families across our region.

If you would like to become involved in shaping new research into priority areas of women’s and infants’ health, contact us on (08) 6458 1437 or email us here.

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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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