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

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

We look forward to building on the progress that has been made in recognizing the vast burden of perinatal group B strep (GBS) disease to families worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization's recent GBS vaccine assessment report, GBS causes an annual toll of nearly 100,000 newborn deaths, at least 46,000 stillbirths, more than half a million preterm births and significant long-term disability.

Join us as we continue our commitment to promote awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy!
January 2022
The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022

We value your participation as we plan our online International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022, this year as a community week! Join us online July 11-15, 2022.

ICGBS 2022 Community Week is a time dedicated to sharing GBS information among parents, perinatal healthcare professionals, laboratorians, researchers, and other advocates committed to preventing GBS disease in babies. Our goal is to bring people from all aspects of the GBS community together!

From sponsorships and presentations to sharing your GBS story or advocacy work, we look forward to your participation. Visit our website for ways you can participate and to register – it’s free!

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ICGBS 2022: Call for Abstracts opens Feb. 1st

We invite healthcare professionals, researchers, and laboratorians to share their research or professional expertise for ICGBS 2022 Community Week!

Key themes: 
  • Global Impact
  • Perinatal Healthcare
  • GBS Research
  • Families and Support
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February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Next month is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month! Our goal every February is to focus on educating people as to how to help prevent prenatal infections. Follow us on social media and keep an eye out for tips on how to help protect babies from infection!

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Downloads and resources

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 or colleague to help spread awareness of prenatal infection!

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The WAVES Study

We are working to identify 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

​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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