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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:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

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.

Kirk Humanitarian

Partnerships

Every woman deserves a healthy pregnancy, and every child deserves a healthy start. No matter where they live.

Since 2018, Kirk Humanitarian has supported Direct Relief’s work to improve maternal health by donating high-quality multiple micronutrient supplements to women in more than 50 countries.



Kirk Humanitarian has supported Direct Relief’s work to improve maternal health by donating high-quality multiple micronutrient supplements.

More than 1.6 million bottles have reached women in 51 countries, helping prevent maternal anemia, a significant driver of maternal death, and improve pregnancy outcomes, reducing the risks of stillbirth, low birth weight, and pre-term birth, among other benefits. The MMS provided by Kirk Humanitarian helps ensure that more women and children are strong, healthy, and better positioned to thrive.

By 2021, Kirk Humanitarian will be supplying Direct Relief with MMS that follow newly established product specifications and includes both Halal certification and the United States Pharmacopeia verification.

The production and distribution of MMS is a part of a larger movement to improve antenatal care – especially for the most vulnerable – and help generate greater global equity. While MMS, containing 15 micronutrients, is a standard component of antenatal care in high-income countries, women in low- and middle-income countries often only have access to iron-folic acid supplements, which contain only two micronutrients. MMS is vastly superior to iron-folic acid supplements when it comes to improving maternal and infant health outcomes.

In addition to MMS donations, Kirk Humanitarian also leads in the effort to support a global transition from IFA to MMS by supporting MMS production, implementation research, and advocacy.

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