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Womens and Infants Research Foundation

Posted by Arne de Vos on

wirf-banner-logo.pngToday we are providing some very valuable information on the Women’s and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF).  

The WIRF is a research body and charity that focuses on reproduction, women’s health and the health of newborns and especially babies that are born prematurely. Formed in 1976, they  are closely affiliated with King Edward Memorial Hospital and the School of Women's and Infants' Health at The University of Western Australia.

The work the WIRF does is very close to our hearts at Barney's Toy Box. Our family donates yearly to their cause in memory of Aiden, Benedict and Hailey Paige de Vos. 'The Triplets' were born on 08/08/2010 16 weeks premature.  Despite battling bravely, they each passed away within one month of birth. 

The objectives of the WIRF are: 

  1. To conduct and support research reflecting the Foundation’s purpose
  2. To inform and educate the scientific and wider community of the results and implications of such research.
  3. To develop a sustainable funding and relationship management strategy to support the Foundation’s purpose.
  4. To strengthen the Foundation’s collaborative partnerships with the King Edward Memorial Hospital campus, the UWA School of Women’s and Infants’ Health and other research partners within the wider research community
  5. To foster research excellence from new and established investigators working towards the Foundation’s purpose
  6. To enhance the research reputation and standing of the Foundation by raising its profile across the scientific and wider community.
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