Mandelas Favorite Folktales – HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS In Africa

The AIDS pandemic is the worst health crisis in modern history. AIDS has already taken the lives of more than 32 million members of our human family. Today, more than 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS and more than 20 million children have been orphaned by the disease.

South Africa is the very epicenter of the global AIDS pandemic, with more people living with HIV/AIDS and more AIDS orphans than any other country. Currently, there are over 1.4 million AIDS orphans in South Africa and this number is expected to rise over the next ten years.

Although the international response has increased, in Sub-Saharan Africa, 90% of AIDS orphans are not receiving care and services, and over 70% of people with HIV are not able to get the medicines that could save their lives.

However, there are reasons to have hope. HIV/AIDS can be prevented and treated. Millions of lives can be saved, and there are effective organizations providing loving care for the children left behind.

This audiobook is a joint project by Hachette Book Group, Inc., 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (“Hachette”) and Artists for a New South Africa 2999 Overland Avenue, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (“ANSA”). Approximately 20% of Hachette’s suggested retail price for each sale of this audiobook (equal to 100% of Hachette’s receipts without deductions for its costs) will go to ANSA, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to AIDS orphans and vulnerable children and works to strengthen the capacity of hard-hit South African communities to effectively respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis in their midst.

ANSA will donate 20% of the proceeds it receives from Hachette to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, 21 Eastwold Way, Saxonwold, 2196 Johannesburg South Africa, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the well being of orphans and vulnerable children through innovative community support and economic strengthening strategies. The purchase price of this audiobook is not tax-deductible.