News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
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    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
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Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Volunteer Feature: GSK Pulse Program


As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our story today focuses on GSK Pulse Program.

In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals (GSK), a long-time corporate product supporter of Direct Relief, launched the PULSE employee volunteering initiative. Employees are given an opportunity to use their professional skills and knowledge during a three- or six-month immersion experience. Through their contributions, PULSE Volunteers have helped create positive, sustainable change in the organization and, ultimately, helped improve health for people in underserved communities.

Direct Relief has been honored to host 16 skilled professionals at our offices in Santa Barbara and South Africa, as well as at partner organizations in Kenya and the U.S. who have served over 25,000 hours.

One of those volunteers was Katie Nordstrom, who came to Direct Relief last fall for six-months. With her business and project management background, she helped the entire organization – finance, accounting, corporate relations, fund raising and development, disaster preparedness and response, programmatic design and delivery, operations, marketing and communications.

She began by understanding the challenges our teams faced with implementation and integration of SAP with business process; the structure, function, and the gaps. Katie drove improvements within the SAP business intelligence reporting framework, integrated reporting across the board and developed training materials which she used to train every employee (who all left smiling at the end of the two hour class!).

Katie became a natural part of Direct Relief; attending (and volunteering at) events, staff meetings and sitting at the employee lunch table. Says Katie of her time, “This was an outstanding experience that provided me the opportunity to grow tremendously both personally and professionally. I was inspired by Direct Relief’s mission, the people behind it, the ways of working, the leadership vision, and the constant focus on patients and helping people.”

Thank you Katie, we were inspired by you, too!

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