CCS (Collaborating Centre for Health) is a non-governmental, non-profit association with social purposes, adapted from a judicial, patrimonial and administrative context. CCS was established in 2010 as a local partner of the Ministry of Health (MOH) through the support of ICAP (International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs) and the US Government (USG). This organization falls under the activity of the transition process supported by PEPFAR (US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief), in the implementation of HIV programs in Mozambique, for International and National NGOs and for the Provincial Department of Health (DPS).
In May 2011, CCS began its activities as a collaborating clinical partner in 23 health units in Maputo City, 7 of which covered urban and rural districts through a sub agreement with ICAP. In the same year, via direct funding from CDC, CCS expanded its collaboration to Inhambane Province, involving 35 health units covering 14 districts in the central and southern regions of the province.
In October 2017, still under CDC funding, CCS reaffirms once again the partnership with MISAU, through the project entitled: "Supporting Implementation of HIV and TB Services for Epidemic Control in the Republic of Mozambique under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). "