I am a Humphrey Fellow in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health. Before coming here from Burkina Faso for one year of courses and professional development, I worked for more than ten years in the domain of child survival. So, I am more than interested to learn more about the ambitious CHAMPS project at Emory (“Cause of Life,” summer 2015). I’d like to say that we did and are doing a lot of things, but we are not impacting our children’s mortality at our expectation level. So now, we need to think outside the box and innovate.

Coefe Basilia , Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The high-heel shoe on page fourteen of the summer 2015 Emory Magazine (“Why Women Rule”) fails on a number of levels, in my opinion, to complement the accompanying essay on Melvin Konner’s new book about women. A photograph of a real high-heel shoe without a women’s foot would’ve more effectively represented one of the many ways in which men have objectified women and women’s culture through history to the point of crippling and maiming them emotionally and physically. An illustration of a female foot binding in Japan would’ve left no doubt about the reality of this sort of repression. I look forward to reading Dr. Konner’s latest book.

Alan Hull 69C, Conyers, Georgia

Many thanks for the publication of my article (“CODA: Counting Stars,” summer 2015). It stirred memories of many of my past medical students, residents, and colleagues, who wrote and called to share them. 

Bhagirath Majmudar, Professor emeritus, Emory School of Medicine

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