Dr. Shafik Sachedina: Brilliant Dental Surgeon And Caring, Generous Philanthropist
Dr. Shafik Sachedina is joint chairman of the board of Sussex County, South England based Sussex Health Care Company. The company operates care homes and provides support services for older people and patients suffering from dementia, neurological problems and PMLD.
Born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. After beginning his training in dentistry, he moved to London, England, became a British citizen and graduated from the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in 1975.
Dr. Sachedina went on to become a noted dental surgeon and held a variety of positions with several healthcare companies.
In addition to his dental and medical work in the United Kingdom, Dr. Shafik Sachedina also volunteers in Aiglemont in France at the Aga Khan Secretariat as head of the Jamati Institutions department. There he coordinates the programs and activities for the Ismaili community institutions in 16 principal areas.
Dr Sachedina also works to help them interface with institutions and programs of the Aga Khan Development Network in Central Asia based Ismaili communities. He has been working with the board of governors of the Institute of Ismaili Studies since 1995.
Dr Sachedina also plays a number of other important roles in the Ismaili Imamat and community. He is an Aga Khan Development Network Committee member, an Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum member and is the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee chairman.
Dr Sachedina also served two consecutive terms as the U.K. Ismaili Council president and does projects in a number of small Ismaili communities throughout the United Kingdom. All of those are unpaid volunteer position in keeping with long held cultural tradition. Dr. Sachedina believes offering one’s service for free to help empower people and improve their lives is the most fulfilling thing a person can do.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was Imara U.K. Limited’s director. This helped make him the talented, experienced dental surgeon he is today. It was also part of the reason he was chosen in 1998 to lead Sussex Health Care Limited and serve as its director.
At Sussex Health Care, Dr. Sachedina helps the staff use the latest technology to develop effective solutions for a variety of dental problems with which patients suffer. His body of work has led to him earning the reputation of being one of the most reliable, experienced dental surgeons in the U.K. today. Dr. Shafik Sachedina has received numerous awards and accolades for his work.