Yehiwot Tebitawoch

Ethiopia

In 2003, PMC published its first book in Ethiopia, Yehiwot Tebitawoch (“Drops of Life”). This was a collection of eight national prize-winning short stories and three poems focusing on HIV/AIDS and related social issues.

The creative pieces were selected from among 146 short stories and 176 poems submitted in response to a national competition for poems and short stories addressing reproductive health and HIV/AIDS issues. Ten thousand copies of this book were published and distributed throughout Ethiopia. This book contributed to the Whole Society Strategy surrounding radio serial dramas Dhimbibba (“Getting the Best Out of Life”) and Yeken Kignit (“Looking Over One’s Daily Life”).


10,000 copies of PMC’s book Yehiwot Tebitawoch were published in Ethiopia, and it included eight national prize-winning short stories and three poems focusing on HIV and related social issues.

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Making a Difference

As part of Whole Society Strategies for important health and social messages, PMC has published a total of 10 books in Ethiopia and one book about the effectiveness of using books for social change. All of these books have been distributed to the libraries of government agencies, UN organizations, professional associations, schools, and other relevant organizations.

Project Information

Title: Yehiwot Tebitawoch (“Drops of Life”)
Format: Whole Society Strategy – Book
Location: Ethiopia
Language: Amharic
Duration: 2003

Administrative Staff:
Country Representative: Dr. Negussie Teffera

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