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Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie Set Up HIV/AIDS Clinic

Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie Set Up HIV/AIDS Clinic

Celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make a sizeable donation to fight TB and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia in the name of their daughter Zahara,

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, started by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2006, has announced plans to make a $2 million donation to the Global Health Committee to establish a clinic in Ethiopia designed to treat children with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, reports the Times of India.

Named after the couple's 3-year-old daughter Zahara, the clinic will follow in the footsteps of the Maddox Chivan Children's Center, which provides medical education and social services to children in Cambodia. The Ethiopian center will also concentrate on fighting tuberculosis, the main cause of death among children globally.

"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.

"The fact that poor people continue to die in our world today of TB, a curable disease, because of lack of access to drugs and care is unacceptable," said Pitt in the statement. (The Advocate)

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