Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Donate $2 Million For African Health Center
Posted on Mon Sep 15, 2008 02:47 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are making a $2 million donation to the Global Heath Committee to create a center for the treatment of AIDS in Ethiopia.
According to Access Hollywood, the money from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation will also go toward establishing a program to help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adults.
The Oscar winning actress told Access, â€œOur 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.â€
The center will be an expansion of the Cambodian Health Committee which has combated AIDS and tuberculosis in Cambodia since its foundation in 1994. The famous couple has also donated, through their charity, to that organization in their son Maddox's native country.
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