Dr. Nyan is winner of the 2017 African Innovation Prize for Social Impact and also awarded a Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the rapid multiplex pathogens diagnostic test, which can simultaneously detect and identify multiple infections, including Coronaviruses (COVID-19). He has been providing COVID-19 pandemic preparedness advice to the Liberian government and awareness in Africa and laboratory diagnostic training webinar to West African laboratory personnel. Public Policy 

Liberia’s COVID-19 Testing Inaccurate, Says Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan – Proposes Investigation, Protocol Changes and Revamping Incidence Management System (IMS)

  By Jana-Astrid Schäfer WASHINGTON, DC August 8, 2020 – A prominent infectious disease scientist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan has said that Liberia’s testing “regime for COVID-19 is completely inaccurate and there needs to be an investigation into the wrong testing results repeatedly produce by the National Public Health Reference Lab for patients or people tested for SARS-CoV-2 which causes the COVID-19 disease.” The US-based award-winning African scientist from Liberia made the statement last Friday in a press discussion with over 30 Liberian and foreign journalists on a WhatsApp/Zoom discussion…

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Dr. Nyan is globally recognized for inventing the Rapid Multiplex Pathogen Diagnostic Test (now called, the Nyan-Test), which detects multiple infections in less than an hour. He recently received a US Patent for the invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is also a former student activist at the University of Liberia and an executive of the Liberia National Students Union who was arrested for pro-democratic activism, imprisoned, and exiled by the Samuel Doe government in 1988. Op-ed 

Liberia: Corrupt Culprits Cannot Investigate Corrupt Culprits

    The Editor, The entire country (Liberia) is likely still traumatized from the 14 years of uncivil war, violence and killings, but most people tend to be in denial. As a nation, we have done nothing much in implementing the recommendations of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Is this among reasons why corrupt, economic crimes, rape, injustices, and impunity are on the rise? Is this among reasons why social neglect, institutionalized violence, violations, tribalism, and misrule are all on the rise? Are we nearing the status of a…

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Dr. Nyan is globally recognized for inventing the Rapid Multiplex Pathogen Diagnostic Test (now called, the Nyan-Test), which detects multiple infections in less than an hour. He recently received a US Patent for the invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is also a former student activist at the University of Liberia and an executive of the Liberia National Students Union who was arrested for pro-democratic activism, imprisoned, and exiled by the Samuel Doe government in 1988. News 

Respect Citizens’ Rights To Protest- Says Liberian Scientist, Activist

    Monrovia – With few days remaining to the staging of the June 7th Save the State protest march, Liberia’s award-winning medical scientist and social activist, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, has averred that, “citizens’ rights to protest is constitutional and must be respected by the Liberian government.” Article 17 of the Liberian constitution of 1986 states that “All persons, at all times, in an orderly and peaceable manner, shall have the right to assemble and consult upon the common good, to instruct their representatives, to petition the Government or…

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