Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a joint chairman of the board of Sussex Health Care, which is a group of homes located in Sussex. The main aim of the facility is to provide quality care to people who have suffered mental problems as a result of ailments like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those having problems with their neurological systems.
Through Sussex Health Care, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been able to lead the company in rendering person-centric services to people over a period of the more than 25 years of its existence. It has seen them earn many awards in-service care, all as a result of Dr. Shafik’s strong leadership and vision. A joint venture this company got into with the University of Chichester saw many people, mostly part of his staff at Sussex Health Care, receive some different qualifications in fields ranging from Leadership and Management to Social Care. Through this continuous learning, Dr. Shafik gave his assurance that the company would continue offering increasingly better services, this said as he congratulated his staff and thanked them for their contribution to the progress of the company thus far.
Dr. Shafik, who is currently 67 years old, was born in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania and went on to pursue a degree in dental surgery, which he graduated from University of London in the year 1975. After this, he has been able to render his professional services across England for a long time.
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He currently sits as the chair of the Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan, where his work includes the facilitation of the activities of the institutions of the Ismaili institutions across the different areas where they exist. In line with the culture of Ismaeli Community of delivery of voluntary services, his work at the Aga Khan gets done on a voluntary basis. His stay in the medical has seen him acquire some financial and business interest in the medical field.
He occupies many other capacities, usually as a representation of the Ismaili Imamat and community. For example, he is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network where he helps to ensure proper linkage of their programmes with the Ismaili communities that live there, as well as a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. Previously Dr. Shafik has served in different voluntary capacities, one of which includes the two periods he has served as the President of the Ismaili Council in Britain.