Monday, September 15, 2008

Brad And Angelina Start Charity In Zahara's Homeland Of Ethiopia

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have given $2 million to fund a children's health clinic in Ethiopia, where their 3-year-old daughter Zahara was born. The center, which will focus on serving children with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, will be run by the Global Health Committee. "It is our hope when Zahara is older she will take responsibility of the clinic and continue its mission," Brad said in a statement.

The Jolie-Pitts run a similar clinic in Cambodia - where their 7-year-old son Maddox was born - called Maddox Chivan Children's Center. "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," Angelina 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," Brad added. This week, the power couple ranked sixth on Parade magazine's list of the most generous celebrities. They gave $8.4 million in 2007.


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