Logistic Support System Training Workshop in St. Vincent

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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010  Grenada’s Pharmacy Inspector, Kester Anthony Cyrus, is currently providing training in Logistic Support System (LLS) to healthcare providers and managers in neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


Cyrus, the main facilitator of the five-day training workshop, is assisting the Regional Security System (RSS) with some of their targeted training areas for the upcoming Unity Exercise 2010. He is training the participants on how to implement and use the LSS to maximize its benefits, especially in times of disaster.

The main objective of the LSS is to improve the management of humanitarian aid, by strengthening the national capacity to manage effectively humanitarian supplies, bringing them to the affected people in an adequate and convenient way.

The Grenadian health official was one of the top local LSS providers after the passage of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Emily in 2005.

In recent times there have been several modifications and improvements to the LSS tool. This has occurred as the instrument and its protocol are being used by more national government entities responsible for emergency coordination, as well as those from public, private, non-governmental and other organizations involved in or related to emergency relief.

The five day training workshop which began on September 6, 2010 in St. Vincent is funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).