Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon, a philanthropist and a renowned Ismaili leader from the United Kingdom. He is a native of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania where he was born in 1950 before moving to the United Kingdom to further his studies during his teenage years.
The doctor graduated from the University of London’s Dental School affiliated with the Guy’s Hospital Medical in 1975. He further holds various other positions in the Ismaili organizations in the U.K. besides heading some of the healthcare companies such as the Sussex Health Care Company.
Dr. Sachedina’s Contributions to Sussex Healthcare
Dr. Shafik Sachedina founded the Sussex Healthcare center along with his co-founder Shiraz Boghani in 1985. The healthcare focuses on care for the elderly and adults with specific mental ailments. The doctor heads the company as the joint chairman and board member of Sussex Healthcare, which has been operational for the last three decades. Currently, the facility has expanded to have more than 20 facilities in different areas in the United Kingdom. Again, this had a positive impact to the community where the facility employed over 1100 individuals who work at the different centers.
Sussex Healthcare provides a range of treatment services to its patients where it specializes in people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and adults with various learning disabilities among other mental diseases. Other than Sussex Healthcare’s high reputation for providing exceptional services to its visitors, the group is also an award-winning center due to its unique services. Equally important, it is due to Dr. Sachedina’s active involvement in the company that has seen the facility being ranked as one of the best homecare centers in Sussex through such programs like incorporating a gym for the elderly.
About Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s other Leadership Roles
Dr. Sachedina practiced his profession as a dentist for many years before engaging in different roles with the Ismaili community. He currently heads the Jamati institution’s department at the secretariat of Aga Khan located in Aiglemont, France. Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s role in the institution is to provide coordination of the programs and activities to the Ismaili communities in the 16 areas where the institutions are located. Additionally, the doctor is a member of several boards that support the Ismaili people such as the Institute’s Board of Governors and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) among others.
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