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Jolie-Pitt Foundation makes large donation

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are giving again. The couple has made a $2 million donation through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation to the Global Heath Committee to create a center for AIDS and tuberculous-affected children in Ethiopia, Access Hollywood has learned.

The money will also go toward establishing a program to help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adults.

“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 released to Access.

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 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 said in the statement.

The superstar couple’s oldest adopted child, son Maddox, was born in Cambodia. Similarly, the Jolie-Pitts have roots in Ethiopia thanks to adopted daughter Zahara.

“It is our hope when Zahara is older she will take responsibility of the clinic and continue its mission” Brad said.

According to the release, tuberculosis causes approximately 2 million deaths a year and is the largest cause of death worldwide for children and adults with AIDS, despite being a curable disease.

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