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:

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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.

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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.
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  • 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.

Cancer Screening and Treatment

Issues & Solutions

Direct Relief partners with leading cancer treatment companies to provide access to life-saving medicines to under-served patients throughout the world:

Staff prepare medications at Hiwa Cancer Hospital, the only specialized cancer hosital in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the second-largest provider of cancer care in all of Iraq. In partnership with Kurdistan Save the Children, a donation of requested chemotherapy medicine from Direct Relief was delivered to the hospital in January 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kurdistan Save the Children)

Quick Facts

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.

Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries, according to the WHO

Direct Relief partners with leading cancer treatment companies to provide access to life-saving cancer treatment drugs to more than 50 public cancer hospitals around the world.

How Direct Relief Expands Access to Cancer Care in the U.S. and Globally

Pediatric Cancer Family Support Program

Direct Relief is working with the AbbVie Foundation, Baxter International Foundation, Becton Dickinson & Co., and Medtronic to help under-served families in Mexico and the Philippines to overcome barriers that prevent children with cancer from receiving treatment.

Cervical Cancer Prevention

Direct Relief is supporting access to cervical cancer detection methods such as liquid cytology, see & treat, colposcopy, CryoPen and other technologies, as well as Gardasil vaccine in children to prevent human papillomavirus, the causative agent for most cervical cancers and many other cancers.  Direct Relief is implementing cervical cancer programs in Haiti, Nepal, and Peru, where over 50,000 women in high-risk regions have been provided access to cervical cancer early detection testing. More than 10,000 children have also been vaccinated to protect against cervical cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women around the world. Women living in less developed countries often lack access to cancer education and treatment, putting them at greater risk for premature death. To improve outcomes, Direct Relief supports healthcare facilities and programs that provide comprehensive breast cancer services to women, regardless of their ability to pay.

Global Partnerships to Address Cancer

Direct Relief is a member of the globally prominent Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), as well as the specialized cervical cancer association Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer. In addition, Direct Relief is an Implementing Partner in the UICC’s City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative.

Partnership Spotlight

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