Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
Thank you to everyone who participated in International Group B Strep Awareness Month this past July. We want to keep up the momentum and encourage everyone to continue promoting GBS disease awareness and prevention worldwide! 
August 2022
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

World Breastfeeding Awareness Week is observed August 1-7 and August is recognized as Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the US!

Breastfeeding can supply babies with important antibodies to fight off infection and the expert consensus is that the overall health benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risk of exposure to GBS. However, mothers frequently ask if it is safe to breastfeed if GBS positive. 

To learn more about breastfeeding in regards to group B strep, please view: 
ICGBS 2022: Community Week

Thank you to the 450 registrants from 61 countries who joined us for ICGBS 2022: Community Week this past July 11-15! We are honored that Dr. Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen was our Keynote Speaker presenting on Gender equity in health innovation: GBS maternal immunization updates.

We would like to extend our utmost appreciation to our amazing presenters, the GBS parents who shared their experiences, the individuals and organizations who shared their advocacy efforts, and our sponsors whose participation made this conference possible!

Missed ICGBS 2022? The presentations from ICGBS 2022 are now available for viewing although the commenting forum has been closed. We welcome you to watch and learn from them as well as the presentations from our other past online conferences.
Test Your Knowledge on GBS

How much do you know about group B strep? Find out by taking a 10-question quiz! Share the quiz with a friend or colleague to help spread awareness of GBS!

General GBS | Prenatal-onset | Early-onset | Late-onset |
Share Our GBS Awareness Materials

Check out our downloadable awareness materials ranging from our brochure on "How to Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep (GBS)" to a variety of informational .pdfs to hand out or post on your bulletin board!

Our awareness ribbons and logos are also available to view and download in a variety of languages.
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

​We are grateful for donations to help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide.

If you'd like to set up a recurring donation on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis, please donate via our campaign platform.  

Group B Strep International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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