Dr. Shafik Sachedina served as the leader of the Department of Jamati Institutions at Aiglemont in France. During this time, Sachedina worked under His Highness the Aga Khan. His task was to coordinate the activities and programmes in places where the Ismaili community’s institutions existed. Dr. Sachedina also teamed up with Ismaili communities in Asia heading the Aga Khan Development Network programmes.
Dr. Sachedina’s Background and Career History
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. In 1975, he qualified as a dental surgeon from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School, University of London. Having practiced his profession for many years, Dr. Sachedina developed business interests in the healthcare sector. However, he had volunteered to work for Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions. He is a firm believer in his community’s tradition of giving back to the society. He also held other voluntary responsibilities like being the President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom for two consecutive terms.
Dr. Sachedina also undertakes several other responsibilities in serving the Ismaili Imamat community. He is the chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistant International Co-ordinating Committee, Member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, Member of Aiglemont, and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Dr. Sachedina is currently the owner and Joint Chairman of Sussex Health Care, a group of care homes in Sussex. Sussex Health Care is committed to providing ultimate care for aged people including those who are mentally frail with Dementia or Alzheimers Disease, and those who are given special attention such as those who have physical or learning difficulties, and those with neurological disabilities.
Sussex’s mission is to offer excellent care services. The facility has also built homes for adults with neurological disabilities and brain injuries.
Sussex Health Care Contributes To Higher Learning
Sussex contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge for students at the University of Chichester. A couple of students who had no previous higher education were awarded to the next generation of Sussex Health Care staff. The students also did several assignments and attended monthly workshops to ensure that the knowledge they gathered from classroom learning had a direct impact on their professional career.
The programme, which was launched at Warnham, West Sussex, was a joint venture between the University of Chichester and Sussex Health Care. Warnham is Sussex Health Care’s training academy.
Dr. Sachedina is a well-known dental surgeon in the U.K. He worked for several companies including being the former director of Imara U.K. Limited, and he’s the current director of Islamic Publications Limited, Sussex Health Care Limited, The Horsham Clinic Limited, and The Institute of Ismaili Studies.