About Community Jameel
Driven by a commitment to creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and youth, Community Jameel works across six major fields of development: livelihoods, the arts, education, health, climate, and evidence. Community Jameel is active worldwide, by directly implementing programmes and by collaborating with major international institutions and grassroots organisations.
Community Jameel was established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family's tradition of supporting the community, a tradition started in the 1940s by the late Abdul Latif Jameel, founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel business, who throughout his life helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged people improve their lives.
Community Jameel has a long track record of working in global health and applying innovation to improve health outcomes for vulnerable people. In Saudi Arabia, Community Jameel opened the Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital in Jeddah in 1995 and is a founding member of the King Salman Centre for Disability Research in Riyadh since 1991. In 2018, Community Jameel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) to apply artificial intelligence to the prevention, detection and treatment of disease at the individual level.