FCI Program of MSH

Overview

Launched by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in January 2016, the FCI Program of MSH builds on a long history of effective evidence-based advocacy and capacity-building by Family Care International (FCI), a leading global advocate for women’s health and rights for three decades.

The FCI Program of MSH engages in constructive activism, partnering with allies and champions in government to effect positive programmatic and policy change. It speaks out for maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights within key global forums, initiatives, frameworks, and advocacy partnerships. The FCI Program calls for universal access to high-quality, culturally respectful health care and works to increase equity by reaching young people, indigenous groups, and other underserved populations. Linking global-level commitments with country-level action, the FCI Program works with local partners to hold governments accountable for fulfilling promises to improve women’s and children’s health and rights. It builds advocacy skills of civil society partners and networks at the country and community levels. Approaching health issues with a gender-focused, rights-based approach, the FCI Program develops and communicates compelling advocacy messages built on a foundation of evidence.

Our expertise:
  • Promotion of skilled pregnancy and childbirth care
  • Prevention of and response to gender-based violence and harmful practices
  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Promotion and strengthening of midwifery care
  • Budget tracking and advocacy for increased resources for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health
  • Reproductive and maternal health commodities, including increasing access to emergency contraception and to misoprostol for post-partum hemorrhage
  • Intercultural and respectful maternity care, including in indigenous communities
  • HIV and AIDS prevention, particularly among adolescent and indigenous communities
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights of people with disabilities
Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Senior Technical Director and Practice Area Lead for Health Policy, Advocacy and Engagement, and Integrated Health Care
Amy Boldosser-Boesch

Senior Technical Director and Practice Area Lead for Health Policy, Advocacy, and Engagement and Integrated Health Care

Project Contact

Amy Boldosser-Boesch is Senior Director and head of the FCI Program of MSH and Practice Area Lead for Health Policy, Advocacy, and Engagement. She leads MSH’s technical work in women, children, and adolescent health and leads the FCI Program of MSH team’s advocacy and accountability work for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health and for access to universal health coverage. Boldosser-Boesch is also responsible for managing the Secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, which is hosted at MSH. Previously, she was interim president and CEO, and vice president of global advocacy, at Family Care International (FCI), a non-governmental organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world, whose programs and staff were integrated into MSH in late 2015.

Boldosser-Boesch has extensive experience in both global and domestic health policy advocacy, with a focus on women’s and adolescents’ health and rights. Before joining FCI, she was director of local advocacy initiatives at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, led a NYC Department of Health-funded initiative to increase emergency contraception access among adolescents and immigrant women, was program officer and interim deputy director at the International Organization for Adolescents, and worked in the Health Equity program of the Rockefeller Foundation on public health projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Boldosser-Boesch is an active member of a number of global advocacy initiatives, including the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) Working Group, the Advance Family Planning Leadership Group, the FP2020 Expert Advisory Community, and serves on the UNFPA Global Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish and French at an advanced level. Boldosser-Boesch holds a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

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