Recognized for his inspiring work, insights as well as contributions to the Islamic community, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has played an integral role at Sussex Healthcare besides jointly owning and founding the company. Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. He pursued his medical degree in the University of London, Guy’s Hospital and Dental School where he qualified as a dental surgeon. Through his studies and the knowledge acquired in dental surgery, Sachedina has influenced and touched thousands of lives. He has volunteered in various organizations and services over the years including Jamatii institutions, and Aga Khan where his interest in voluntary services advanced.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina holds several positions in different healthcare companies also. As the Aga Khan Secretariat and Jamatii head of institutions, he has coordinated the Ismaili institutions community programs in various key areas. He also holds other major positions such as being a member of the Ismaili leaders, member of the AKDN committee. Sachedina is also the chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-donating Committee.
Sussex Healthcare is one of the few companies in the market which have been established with aims of offering services to the elderly people in the community. The institution has competitively offered services in the health sector for several years now and it has emerged as one of the most successful. The success of this company can be solely attributed to the immense effort put by Dr. Shafik Sachedina. His academic brilliance as well as leadership skills have made the center what it is today. Besides serving the aged, Sussex Healthcare also focuses with helping individuals suffering from dementia, neurological complications as well as learning problems. The dentist has always ensure that the elderly people get the right medical care by competent professionals.
Through his influence, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been making a significant amount of decisions within the community and has influenced various institutions. For instance, in 2017, Dr. Sachedina worked collaboratively with the Deputy Foreign Minister and representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov to give a delegation. The talk was projected towards solving the Syrian Crisis by negotiating with the Syrian government and its opposition.