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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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.


Partnerships for Humanity


Partnership Spotlight

Since 2014, Bayer has worked with Direct Relief to provide medical and financial support in times of emergency and also to health facilities on an ongoing basis.  

Bayer’s medical product donation is valued at over 100 million and has supported over 60 countries.  

Bayer supports several programs at women’s health clinics that provide family planning services to underserved demographics, while actively awarding new programs that remove barriers to reproductive healthcare.  

“Through our partnership with Direct Relief, 3M is able to bring our mission to life in under resourced global communities. Our company believes that we can apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. We are proud that our technologies are contributing to humanitarian aid and wellbeing through Direct Relief’s deep expertise, scale, and infrastructure.”

— Michael Stroik, VP of Community Investment

Reproductive Health Care

In addition to emergency response and ongoing support, Bayer has also bolstered reproductive health services in health centers across the United States. One example is the Community Health Awards in reproductive health, which aims to advance programs at women’s health clinics, community health centers, and free & charitable clinics that strengthen the provision of family planning services to the most underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. The program, funded by Bayer and implemented by Direct Relief, provides awards for new and expanded programs that remove barriers to access for reproductive health services in underserved communities. Funding for programs aims to increase access to family planning education, outreach, and services.

In tandem, Bayer also launched a three-year commitment of IUD Product Donations to Direct Relief, representing an important component of women’s health products to safety-net health providers seeking to provide an array of high-quality contraceptive choices for their most vulnerable patients. The availability of the Bayer IUDs supports low-income uninsured women seeking family planning services through Direct Relief’s network of U.S. providers with an easy-to-use access point for long-acting reversible contraception.


Around Covid-19, Bayer made a donation of 1 million health and wellness products to Direct Relief, for distribution throughout Direct Relief’s extensive U.S. and Mexican healthcare provider networks to improve access to over-the-counter medicine during the pandemic. Bayer also made a $2 million financial contribution to support Direct Relief’s U.S. Covid-19 Fund for Community Health, which Direct Relief used to provide cash grants to Federally Qualified Health Centers in cities most affected by Covid-19, especially that serve high numbers of African-American and Hispanic populations.

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