Partners from the architectural firm Graft from Berlin, Germany -- which has partners with Brad Pitt in 'Make it Right' in New Orleans, building affordable and environmentally intelligent houses for those affected by Hurricane Katrina -- traveled to Ethiopia recently to meet with Global Health Committee workers to discuss plans for a new children's center in Addis Ababa. The center will be run by the GHC and offer an array of support services to children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The project follows the model of the CHC's Maddox Chivan Children's Center in Phnom Penh, which opened in 2006. Both centers have been made possible by generous support from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation actor-activists Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (see CHC/GHC press release). The new center will be named after the Jolie-Pitt's Ethiopian daughter, Zahara.
Architects Begin Design Work on Ethiopian Children's Center
Architect Wolfram Putz, CHC/GHC Co-founder Anne Goldfeld, Dr. Ridwan Bushra of drug-resistant TB for the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, architect Lars Kruckeberger, and CHC Executive Director and co-founder Sok Thim in front of the temporary isolation ward at St. Peter's Hospital where GHC and the Ethiopian team are treating the first drug-resistant TB patients