Ted Turner gives $80M to UN fund for Nigeria work

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Media mogul Ted Turner has announced he will give $80 million to the United Nations to fight childhood polio and measles in the west African nation.

Speaking in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Monday night, Turner said his contribution will “finish the job on polio” in the nation of 150 million people.

Roughly $60 million of his donation will go toward buying polio vaccines, while the remaining $20 million will go toward fighting measles.

Turner’s donation will be handled by the United Nations Foundation.

A billionaire philanthropist, Turner founded CNN in 1980.

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