Brangelina Gives $2M for Ethiopian HIV Clinic

Center to be named for daughter Zahara, adopted from African nation
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 15, 2008 11:33 AM CDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated money to help establish clinics in the native countries of son Maddox (Cambodia) and now daughter Zahara (Ethiopia).   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $2 million to establish a center to care for children affected by tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, People reports. The center will be named after daughter Zahara, 3, who they adopted from the African nation. "It is our hope when Zahara is older she will take responsibility of the clinic and continue its mission," Pitt said.

The power couple's Jolie-Pitt Foundation has already started the Maddox Chivan Children's Center in Cambodia, named for their 7-year-old son adopted from that country. "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.