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

December 2019


This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3, 2019. Mark your calendars and get ready for the season of giving! 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Help support our efforts with your #GivingTuesday donation!

Learn More about #GivingTuesday >>
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Donate to GBSI via Facebook >> 

Facebook will be matching $7 million in donations first come, first serve on Dec 3, starting at 8AM EST – an excellent opportunity to increase GBS awareness even further! Be ready, as in the past, donations have been matched within the first minute or two!

ICGBS 2020

We will be hosting the International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2020 this summer, July 20-22, 2020! 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.

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


Register, Be a Sponsor, or Submit an Abstract >>

32nd ICM Triennial Congress in Bali

GBSI will be exhibiting and presenting at the 32nd ICM Triennial Congress - Bali, Indonesia, 21-25 June 2020!

Special thanks to Hologic® ANZ for sponsoring GBSI’s exhibit table!

Learn More >>

National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 1-7. Clean hands help prevent sickness! Did you know that, once born, babies can become infected with GBS by sources other than their mother?

Have everyone wash their hands before handling your baby!

Learn More about National Handwashing Awareness Week >>

GBS Campaigns

From parents to healthcare 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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