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

This year is the 20th year of July being observed as International Group B Strep Awareness Month. This observance was created to bring awareness of group B strep to the general public. Since then it has been a focal opportunity for organizations and individuals around the world to tell their stories, share information, and promote healthy outcomes for babies worldwide.

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This year's theme is 2020 Foresight

​While hindsight is 2020, imagine the difference that could be made if foresight was 2020, as well. Awareness is the key to making that happen.

We consistently hear that parents were not aware of GBS until their baby was harmed. They were blindsided and had to scramble to learn about GBS. If parents have awareness of GBS from the beginning, better pregnancy outcomes may be possible. We want people to come together to spread awareness so instead of thinking back on "what could have been," they can visualize "what can be." To do this we want to encourage GBS testing and awareness of the signs of infection! Awareness is the first step towards prevention! #2020Foresight

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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!

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

                                       
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WAVES Study

We're getting ready to launch the WAVES (Ways to Avoid Various Elements of Susceptibility) Perinatal Group B Strep Disease Study, a comprehensive survey for mothers worldwide to help identify the current gaps in GBS awareness and prevention.

Stay tuned!

Fundraise!

It's GBS Awareness Month! If you are home during this time and are looking for ways to help others, consider fundraising for GBSI!  Whether it's an online fundraiser or event, every effort helps!

Special thanks to Down Range MC (Motorcycle Club) Blood & Steel Chapter and Reagan's parents for organizing the 4th annual Reagan's Ride being held Saturday, August 15, 2020 to benefit GBSI in honor of Reagan, GBS meningitis survivor. 

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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