We welcome the news that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Pfizer a $100 million grant to support the development of their Group B Strep vaccine.

“Prevention is always better than cure, and a safe and effective group B Strep vaccine will be the best prevention possible to keep babies safe from group B Strep infection.”

Jane Plumb MBE FRCOG FRSA, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support.

Globally, around 90,000 babies die each year and 46,000 are stillborn due to group B Strep, with over half of these in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are currently no vaccines available to stop group B Strep infections.

Read more at Group B Strep Support.

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