Monday, September 15, 2008

Jolie-Pitt Foundation to Open Children's Clinic in Ethiopia

ET confirms that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Jolie-Pitt Foundation has made a $2 million donation to the Global Health Committee to open a clinic in Ethiopia for treating children affected by tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

The center is to be modeled after a similar facility run by the celebrity couple's foundation in Cambodia, where children receive medical, education and social services.

"Our goal is to transfer the success we have had in Cambodia to Ethiopia where people are needlessly dying of tuberculosis, a curable disease, and HIV/AIDS, a treatable disease," Jolie said in a statement.

Tuberculosis kills about 2 million each year and is the largest cause of death worldwide for children and adults with AIDS.

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