04/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ted Turner Joins Christian Groups To Fight Malaria

Media mogul Ted Turner, who once called Christianity a "religion for losers," announced on Tuesday he was joining forces with two Christian organizations to combat malaria in Africa.

Together with the United Methodist Church and Lutheran World Relief, Turner's United Nations Foundation will try to raise $200 million to fight the disease.

"Together, we are announcing a new initiative to contribute to the internationally agreed goal of eliminating malaria death," Turner said in remarks prepared for delivery at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.

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