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The couple first revealed their plans to set up the hospital last month, and they hope the clinic will continue their work to help children who suffer from AIDS and tuberculosis around the world.
“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,” said Jolie.
The couple decided to locate the new facility in Ethiopia because that is where their three-year-old adopted daughter Zahara was born, and the center will be modeled after Maddox Chivan Children’s Center in Cambodia – which was named after their oldest son – where children receive medical, education and social services.
“It is our hope when Zahara is older she will take responsibility of the clinic and continue its mission,” said Pitt. “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.”
The $2 million donation was made to the Global Health Committee, which will oversee the construction of the facility.
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