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The Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative is a joint collaboration between:

The Women and Newborn Health Service
The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF)
The University of Western Australia

In conjunction with:

The Statewide Obstetric Services Unit
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Our purpose and aim:

The Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative aims to harness the Western Australian health care community, and the women and families of our state, to achieve the goal of safely lowering the rate of preterm birth by 15% over the next two years and 35% over five years.

What will be the Impact of the Initiative?

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STEERING COMMITTEE

Member Organisation
Professor John Newnham AM Founder and Chair of the Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative and Chief Scientific Director, Women and Infants Research Foundation
Mr Graeme Boardley Executive Director of Midwifery, Nursing and Patient Support Services, Women and Newborn Health Service, KEMH
Professor Jan Dickinson Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Women and Newborns Health Service
Professor Dorota Doherty Head of Biostatistics and Study Design, Women and Infants Research Foundation
Dr Michael Gannon President, Australian Medical Association
Dr Janet Hornbuckle Acting Director of Obstetrics, KEMH
Dr Anne Karczub Obstetrician and Co-Director State-wide Obstetric Services of Western Australia – SOSU
Professor Jeffrey Keelan Director, Women and Newborns Health Research Network, KEMH
Mrs Barbara Lourey Clinical Midwifery Manager, KEMH
Dr Dianne Mohen PMS Co-Director, State-wide Obstetric Services of Western Australia – SOSU
Dr Scott White Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, KEMH
Dr Suzanne Meharry Obstetrician, KEMH
Dr Tarun Weeramanthri Executive Director of the Public Health Division, Health Department of Western Australia
Dr Vicki Westoby GP Liaison Officer, KEMH
Ms Bronwyn Rose Chair and Co-Founder, Tiny Sparks WA
Mr Richie Hodgson Communictions and Marketing, Women and Infants Research Foundation
Ms Deb Attard-Portughes Chief Operations Director, Women and Infants Research Foundation