Family Care International NY
In 1986, the world was paying little attention to the hundreds of thousands of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth each year. Family Care International was the first international organization dedicated to maternal health, founded out of a determination to remedy this neglect. FCI pursues a world where no woman suffers preventable injury or death from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes and in which all people can enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights. FCI - one of the world's leading voices for maternal and reproductive health - fights for political commitment, stronger policies, and more funding for programs that save women's lives. FCI also works with local partners and communities to create innovative solutions, raise awareness, and implement effective programs that improve maternal and reproductive health outcomes in the communities where women are still dying every day. FCI was the 2008 recipient of the United Nations Population Award.