Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a professional dental surgeon. He attended Guys Hospital Medical and Dental School in London from where he graduated in 1975. He used to practice in England, during his studies and even after.
Dr. Shafik was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. Currently, he is working with Jamati Institutions, at Aiglemont, France, as the head of the department. This is a voluntary role, other than a constitutional one and for that matter, Jamati institutions are not in a position to give new directives to institutions.
Additionally, Dr. Shafik is the programmes and activities coordinator in the Ismaili Community’s Institutions. His coordination role entails all the 16 principal areas where Ismaili institutions exist. These institutions to report directly to the Imam and not to Sachedina. He also serves as the interfacing link of the Ismaili Communities Institutions in Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Networks Programmes.
Dr. Sachedina is also a member of the Board of Governors in the Aga Khan Development Network Committee. He has served in several leadership positions in the committee. He has a membership in the Ismaili International Forum and serves as the FOCUS chairman. Dr. Sachedina has carried forward the tradition of the Ismaili Communities in volunteering, that even his roles in Aga Khan are voluntary. He has also been a voluntary president of the United Kingdoms’ Ismaili Council for two terms, just to mention but a few.
Dr. Sachedina and Sussex Health Care.
Over the years, Dr. Sachedina has gained interest in the health sector entrepreneurship. This is the reason he founded Sussex Health Care, a home care and support service that provides customized care services to the elderly people and those suffering from mental illnesses.
Sussex Health Care is located in Sussex area in the UK and has been in operation for over 25 years. It received accreditation in 2002 from Health Quality Services. It is also ISO certified. Currently, it has over 20 homes, which are operational 24/7. Dr. Sachedina has ensured that all Sussex Health Care staffs receive quality training, and are certified.
Dr. Sachedina main goal for the facility is to be able to help patients achieve both personal and health goals, as well as acquire independence in handling life, despite their conditions. This is achievable through the many daily activities scheduled for the patients, therapies and specialized support.
Towards the end of 2017, Dr. Sachedina led a delegation from Aga Khan Foundation to meet Mikhail Bogdanov, the Deputy Foreign Minister for the Middle East and Africa. This was so as to have a discussion pertaining the prevailing situation of Middle East, especially the progress of Afghanistan and Syria.
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