Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent information service, is a scheduled program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research business unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Aidspan founder, executive director Bernard Rivers stepping down The Center for Global Health Policy’s ‘Science Speaks’ blog profiles Bernard Rivers, founder and executive director of Aidspan, a watchdog of the Global Fund to Battle AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, who is departing his position after 10 years.It found a little but inordinate number of multiple myeloma cases among responders under age group 45. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancers that strikes much later in life typically. That you may not expect if increases with age? It did not include other sets of people who were also exposed. It just tracked firemen for seven years also. It isn’t really long enough to get a firm handle on any potential elevated risk for cancer tumor, the researchers say. The next Lancet study included 27, 449 people who took part in the WTC Medical Treatment and Monitoring Program. Another study demonstrates rescue and recovery workers are still experiencing breathing issues and mental health problems one decade after contact with the toxic dirt and debris at Surface Zero.