Nine To Noon for Friday 10 October 2014
09:05 CDC says Ebola unlike anything since HIV/Aids
The United States Centers for Disease Control has said the West African Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids. The outbreak has killed more than 3,860 people, mainly in West Africa. More than 200 health workers are among the victims. In Australia, there are fears that a Queensland nurse just back from Sierra Leone has contracted Ebola. The 57-year-old returned from the country at the weekend, and developed a fever yesterday. She's now in isolation in the Cairns Hospital, and a blood sample has been flown to Brisbane for testing. The presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have appealed for more aid to help fight the disease. And the CDC says a fast global response can ensure that Ebola does not become "the next Aids." Barbara Reynolds is a spokesperson for the US Centers for Disease Control.
09:15 NZ Nurses reveal grim realities of caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone
Donna Collins and Sharon Mackie are Red Cross Nurses who recently returned from Sierra Leone where they worked with Ebola patients.
Ministry of Health Statement: The incubation period for Ebola is most commonly 8-10 days, but can be as little as two. The longest incubation period reported is 21 days. It is important to note that a person with Ebola is not infectious until they have developed symptoms. The Ministry has developed a protocol for people returning to New Zealand after assisting with the international Ebola response. This includes a 21 day self-monitoring period, starting from the date of departure from the Ebola-affected country. The two Red Cross nurses who recently returned from supporting the international Ebola response in Sierra Leone have been well and are now past the 21-day monitoring period. The Ministry recognises the valuable contribution of people such as these who offer their practical skills and expertise in this global response. It would be unfortunate if they were subject to stigmatisation on their return home.
09:30 Quiet achievers - how to get more women into leadership roles?
Sarah Leberman, Head of Massey University's School of Management is focusing on quieter school girls in a bid to boost the number of women in leadership roles in the future. She's interested in the ones whose talent and potential often gets overlooked because they don't fit into the traditional roles of sports captains or prefects. She's designed a new workshop specifically for those girls, and demand for the course has so far outstripped supply.
09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini
News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini.
10:05 Climate change - what prospects for binding global agreement?
Elliot Diringer is a former climate change negotiator and advisor to President Bill Clinton and current vice president of the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions.
10:35 Book review: 'Trilobites and Other Stories' by Breece D'J Pancake
Reviewed by Kiran Dass, published by Vintage, ISBN 9780099583370 RRP$26.99
10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's War' by David Hill
One brother has enlisted, the other is a conscientious objector. Both end up on the bloody battlefields of France (10 of 10, RNZ). Told by Simon Leary and Andrew Patterson.
11:05 Music review with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor checks out new releases.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
11:45 The week that was
With comedians Radar and Elisabeth Easther.
Music played in this show
Artist: Fred Neil
Song: Everybody's Talking