Dr. Shafik Sachedina received his certification to be a dental surgeon at Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London in 1975 and later went on to practice in his field of study at several medical organizations in England, the country he’d moved to from his native land of Tanzania.
He is currently the Joint Chairman of Sussex Healthcare, a company that is focused on providing quality care and support to both elderly and younger clients who suffer from conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. The business opened in 1985 and now has over 20 facilities in operation. It offers 24-hour service for those in need of constant care and monitoring, as well as a daycare facility and a new state-of-the-art gym to promote health and wellness through exercise, which can lead to better mobility for patients.
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In addition to being a top executive at Sussex Healthcare since 1998, Shafik Sachedina is the head of the Department of Jamati Institutions, and is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee. He also sits on the Board of Governors at the Institute of Ismaili Studies and is responsible for helping the school create programs that promote education of the Muslim culture and faith in order to give people of different religions a better understanding of the followers of Islam. Dr. Shafik Sachedina additionally serves as the Chairman of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, and was once the President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
Born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Shafik Sachedina moved to England at a young age and became a British citizen. He then became interested in the field of dentistry and pursued a career in the healthcare industry, eventually being called on to join the Sussex Healthcare group, which is based in Sussex County on the southern coast of the country. He continues to contribute to many organizations in the medical and educational sectors that help others receive the kind of care and instruction they need in order to live healthier lives and learn more about other cultures.