Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
This month, we want to bring attention to the mission of International Women's Day 2023 being observed on March 8th. Together, we can assist women to be in a position to make informed decisions about their health which can in turn affect the health of their babies before and after birth. 

All too often, we hear from women who were not given sufficient or accurate information to help protect their babies from group B strep disease. We need your help to change that!
March 2023
March Observance Dates
  • March 3 is World Birth Defects Day
  • March 8 is International Women's Day 
  • March 22-28 28 is World Doula Week
  • March 30 is Doctors' Day (US)
International Women's Day

This year's theme is #EmbraceEquity focusing on the importance of understanding the difference between equity and equality. Equality is a one-size-fits-all approach while equity involves understanding specific needs so that individuals can enjoy full, healthy lives. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.  

Gender and power matter in global health. Women comprise nearly half of the global population and have a significant influence on the well-being of their families, communities, and economy. Yet there's worldwide disparity in women’s health care. When it comes to GBS, we need to recognize the factors that contribute to gaps in care. It's not a one-size-fits-all approach. 

For International Women's Day, let's focus on addressing the specific needs of individuals for better GBS care, such as additional support in a subsequent pregnancy after a GBS loss or finding out if access to health care is an issue. Let's fully #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023
Recent News and Publications

We are grateful to those working to better understand group B strep and prevent invasive group B strep disease!

Association between group B streptococcus positivity and maternal infectious morbidity

Maternal colonization with group B Streptococcus and antibiotic resistance in China: systematic review and meta-analyses

Group B Streptococcus and diabetes: Finding the sweet spot

Interested in more studies? Check out our GBS Medical Articles and Abstracts sorted by topic.
Downloadable Awareness Materials

Check out our downloadable awareness materials ranging from info sheets based on test results for both GBS positive and GBS negative individuals to our handout to help parents recognize the signs of GBS infection.

Our awareness ribbons and logos are also available to view and download in a variety of languages.
Test Your Knowledge on Group B Strep

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

General GBS | Prenatal-onset | Early-onset | Late-onset 
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! 

Learn more


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. There are many ways you can donate!

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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