Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies
before birth through early infancy

– May 2020 –
Fundraise from your home to support GBS awareness!!

If you are home during this time and are looking for ways to help others, consider fundraising for GBSI from your home! 
  1. Sponsor your steps: Ask family and friends to sponsor your steps, whether it's a penny per step or $100 for reaching 50,000 steps - it adds up! It's a perfect way to keep you active during the pandemic while also helping out a great cause.
  2. Trivia Night: Invite your friends to join you on Zoom or another video platform and host a night of trivia. Whether it's pay-to-play or you raffle off prizes between rounds, it's sure to be fun! You can even find quizzes online that are ready to go.
  3. Spring cleaning sale: Use this time to sort through your closet or those boxes in the garage you've been meaning to get to. Sell the items online and donate the funds to GBSI.
  4. Sell a skill: Use Zoom or other video platforms to teach people a skill like cooking, fitness training, sewing, drawing, etc.
  5. Facebook birthday fundraising: With many parties put on hold, consider asking your friends to donate to our cause.
Go contactless and ask people to donate directly online
Learn more about fundraising
ICGBS 2020

The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2020 will be held online July 20-22, 2020 with Dr. Carol J. Baker as our keynote presenter!

We welcome you to join us in this 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 complimentary!

Presentations will include:
  • Group B Streptococcus in babies, adults and animals: is there a link? – Professor Ruth Zadoks
  • Investigation of perinatal death from a Pathologist's perspective: clinical considerations and interaction with parents – Dr. Marta Cohen
  • Comparison of methods of Induction in regards to potential seeding of group B Streptococcus - Dr. James A. McGregor
Please share your expertise on group B strep or a relevant topic. Our Call for Abstracts is open through June 1st. 

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor for helping to make this event possible!

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.

Recent GBS Studies

Neonatal sepsis: need for consensus definition, collaboration and core outcomes.
Molloy, E.J., Wynn, J.L., Bliss, J. et al. Pediatr Res (2020). 

Vaginal bacterial profiles of aerobic vaginitis: a case-control study.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;96(4):114981. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Fertility factors affect the vaginal microbiome in women of reproductive age.
Am J Reprod Immunol. 2020 Apr;83(4):e13220. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Resistance to Macrolides and Lincosamides in Streptococcus agalactiae Isolated from Pregnant Women in Misiones, Argentina.
Microb Drug Resist. 2020 Apr 21.  
Download free GBS awareness materials

Besides the awareness materials and promotional items in our online store, many of our GBS awareness materials are downloadable! Please email with any questions or special requests.

Download awareness materials
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