Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy

​​As the sponsor of February as International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, our goal every February is to educate people on how to help prevent prenatal infections year-round. Many microorganisms, including group B strep, can pose a risk to an unborn baby, but there are resources and practices that can help mothers protect their babies!

February 2021
February Toolkit
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month Resources

Our objective this month is to promote healthy pregnancy outcomes by making parents aware of the many types of prenatal infection and steps they can take to help protect their unborn baby. Check out our February toolkit for informational resources, social media templates, informative videos, and more!

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Test Your Knowledge!

How much do you know about prenatal infection? Find out by taking our 10 question quiz! Share the quiz with a friend to help spread awareness of prenatal infection!

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ICGBS 2021 Call for Presenters Now Open

The online International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2021 will be held July 20-22, 2021. We are honored that Professor Joy Lawn will be our keynote speaker!

ICGBS is an online collaboration of healthcare professionals, laboratorians, researchers, families, policy makers and other interested individuals working to increase awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies worldwide.

Registration is free and abstract notifications will be sent within ten days of abstract submission. 

Learn more and register

I Run for Cora

"The pain experienced from the loss of a loved one is totally subjective. However, there are communities of people that share pain brought on by the same root cause. Prenatal-onset GBS is our root cause and we know we're not alone. I Run For Cora is a campaign to help raise money and awareness for Prenatal-onset GBS in the name of our niece, Cora Faye Lewis, who passed on 2/27/16. If I Run For Cora prevents just one family from joining this community, we've succeeded and have done so while honoring Cora. Thank you to GBSI for the platform and tireless work!” - Clayton and Morgan George

Clayton George will be will be racing in six (6) ultramarathons in 2021, all of which will be used to leverage this fundraiser and spread awareness in Cora's name. 


Research Lab Wall

We invite all research labs to post about their current projects involving group B Streptococcus for our virtual Research Lab Wall to be displayed during ICGBS 2021. Other relevant research projects are also welcome!

Learn more about ICGBS 2021
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The WAVES Study

We want to identify the gaps in care and communication surrounding GBS disease.

To do this we need your help! We are asking both mothers who have had a baby infected with GBS and those who have not to share their experiences in this survey if they have conceived on or after January 1, 2003. Please share the link with your contacts and social media. Together we can wave goodbye to GBS disease! 

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Looking for ways to get involved and spread awareness in your community? Consider fundraising for GBSI!  Whether it's an online fundraiser or event, every effort helps!

Ask people to donate directly online
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Help Support Our Efforts

​During this pandemic crisis, many fundraising efforts that we depend on are having to be put on hold. While we understand that many are struggling, if you are able, we humbly ask that you make a donation to help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide.

Group B Strep International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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