Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies
before birth through early infancy
As we move forward into August, we want to thank everyone who participated in our July awareness month! It is supporters like you who have been trailblazers for the changes made around GBS disease.

GBSI has sponsored July as International Group B Strep Awareness Month for over a decade and we are looking forward to more strides in GBS awareness and prevention!

Revised GBS Guidelines

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) each released updated guidance for perinatal group B strep disease affecting areas such as the timeline for testing and early-onset risk assessment strategies. 

Special thanks to Dr. Karen M. Puopolo, lead author of the Academy’s revised management guidelines for prevention and management of neonatal GBS disease, for presenting on the Revised GBS Guidelines for our online GBS conference.

ACOG's Committee Opinion >>
AAP's Clinical Report >>

Awareness & Fundraising Efforts

Thank you to all who have hosted or participated in an awareness or fundraising effort! The changes you see around GBS are all made possible thanks to people like you!

We would like to highlight a few of these people:
  • Down Range MC Blood & Steel Chapter and all who participated in the 3rd annual Reagan's Ride in honor of Reagan, GBS meningitis survivor, for raising $3000 for GBSI – thank you!
  • Savannah and Claire for raising $207.50 for GBSI in honor of Finley and GBS Awareness Month – thank you!

International Conference on Group B Strep 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at ICGBS! We had over 265 people from 35 countries join us in learning about GBS disease and prevention! While the conference and discussion is no longer active, you can still view the amazing presentations from ICGBS.

View Conference >>

GBS Campaigns

From parents to health care providers and researchers, we are all part of a worldwide community of people dedicated to changing the potential group B strep disease has to harm babies! We want to utilize the power we have as a community. Any initiative, big or small, can make an impact. Together, we can be the change we want to see surrounding group B!

Remember to use #AsAGroupBTheChange or #starttheGBSconversation in your social media posts!

Fundraising Tips >>


Group B Strep International is a nonprofit organization, depending on the generosity of our supporters. To help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide, we graciously ask that you make a donation.

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Order free awareness materials

To order GBS awareness materials and have them delivered straight to you, please visit our online store. If you prefer to download awareness materials straight to your computer, you can do so HERE. Please email with any questions or special requests.

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