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Wellbeing of Women has been funding high-quality research into women’s reproductive health for over 50 years and we have made a difference. Pregnancy and childbirth are much safer now than they were when this charity was founded in 1964. Many of the treatments we all take for granted today started with research we funded. Our first grant discovered that folic acid could prevent the malformation of babies and it is now routinely taken all over the world.

Many doctors we have funded have seen the devastating suffering of women with a gynaecological cancer, or a pregnancy that goes wrong and the isolation of couples unable to conceive. They are determined to find new treatments and diagnoses to help these women and their families.
It is also absolutely vital that we continue to train talented doctors and midwives to carry out research desperately needed to take diagnoses and treatments for women forward. Wellbeing of Women’s Research Training Fellowships are crucial to the future of women’s health as they fund doctors, midwives and nurses in their own work places. We’re proud to have funded some of the leading women’s health experts at the outset of their careers.

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