The Jolie-Pitt Foundation donates $2 million to the Global Health Committee to establish a pediatric center in Ethiopia.

January 22, 2022

The Jolie-Pitt foundation was established in September 2006, when the couple donated $1 million to the Global Action for Children organization and $1 million to Doctors Without Borders. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation donates $2 million to the Global Health Committee to establish a pediatric center in Ethiopia.

The pediatric center will be designed like the Cambodian Health Committee’s Maddox Chivan Children’s Center in Cambodia (named after their eldest child), where children receive medical, education, and social services.

The center, named after their adopted daughter Zahara, aids children affected by tuberculosis & HIV/AIDS. The goal is to aid Ethiopia, where people unnecessarily die of tuberculosis (curable) & HIV/AIDS (treatable).

“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,” Pitt said.

The clinic will focus on tuberculosis care, which causes nearly 2 million deaths yearly and is the most significant cause of death worldwide for children and adults with AIDS.

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