Measurably improving health and wellbeing through the arts
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The Jameel Arts & Health Lab has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, the Steinhardt School at New York University, Community Jameel, and CULTURUNNERS. Focused on overlooked and underserved communities, the lab will coordinate and amplify scientific research into the effectiveness of the arts in improving health and wellbeing. Leveraging data, artist-led advocacy and a global ‘Healing Arts’ campaign, the Lab will drive policy implementation across 193 UN member states.

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Jameel Arts & Health Lab Signing Ceremony at WHO Europe Headquarters, UN City, Copenhagen | December 2022

Pictured from left: Rob Butler (WHO), Katrine Bach Habersaat (WHO), Nils Fietje (WHO), Cléa Daridan (Community Jameel), George Richards (Community Jameel), Hans Kluge (WHO), Dr. Nisha Sajnani (NYU Steinhardt), Christopher Bailey (WHO), and Stephen Stapleton (CULTURUNNERS)

Jameel Arts & Health Lab global launch at the National Arts Club, New York | 27 February 2023

Pictured top left: George Richards, Founder of Community Jameel

Arts & Health Technical Round-table at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Jeddah | 28 February 2023

Pictured center: Pierre Magistretti, Vice President for Research, KAUST;  Princess Noura bint Turki Al-Saud, Aeon Collective, Co-Founder; Princess Mashael Saud AlShalan, Aeon Collective, Co-Founder

Creative Brain Week at Trinity College, Dublin | 6-11 March 2023

WHO75 Healing Arts Concert at Victoria Hall, Geneva | 8 April 2023

Pictured: Pretty Yende; Renée Fleming; L'Orchestre des Nations

National Arts in Health Week at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Lagos | 8 - 14 May 2023

Pictured: Christopher Bailey, Jameel Arts and Health; Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Jameel Arts and Health Lab; Oyindamola Fakeye, National Arts in Health Week Nigeria Chair; Olayinka Enahoro; Peter Oluwadare (center) and the Arts in Medicine Orchestra

Arts and Health Week Summit at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles | 9 June 2023

"The arts can be a powerful ally in our quest to improve health for all. I have seen the impact of the arts on community wellbeing, and I'm very pleased that this collaboration will help us understand the science of that impact in order to improve the lives of people from all backgrounds."

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrevesus, WHO Director-General



WHO News, Lancet Series Launch, 25 Sept 2023

THISDAY Live, 9 May 2023
WHO News, 8 April 2023
The Art Newspaper, 6 Mar 2023
Arab News, 2 Mar 2023
AlArabiya News, 1 Mar 2023 


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