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APOC is an idea that was developed between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) in the United States of America. The idea behind its creation was to foster a north south relationship and facilitate knowledge transfer between students attending these universities on how to solve diagnostic problems associated with certain diseases pertaining to our part of the world.  In the past years, various diseases including diabetes, childhood tuberculosis, nutrition, premature infants, high risk pregnancy and mental health have been the focus of interest. As such different health facilities that cut across the different levels of the health system are visited. The role played by our traditional healers is not left out as they are also visited. The focus thereafter is to observe whether there are engineering facilities and/or concepts/designs that could help improve the diagnostics, treatment and management of studied conditions in both rural and urban settings