For over four decades, Dr. Shafik Sachedina, a U.K based dental surgeon and the co-founder of Sussex Health Care, has been running two successful ventures. Dr. Shafik Sachedina is an active member and a volunteer in the Ismaili community where he jointly serves in the Aga Khan Foundation and Institute of Ismaili studies. As a leader in the two organizations, Dr. Sachedina is responsible for co-coordinating activities and programs that seek to bring together more than six Ismaili communities living Central Asia and other parts of the world. The Institute of Ismaili studies seeks to teach its members and the world in general about the Islamic history. They also seek to enlighten the world about Islamic culture, which will help in fostering understanding among the international community.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s role in Sussex Health
Besides being a reputable leader in the Ismaili community, Dr. Shafik Sachedina is also an affluent businessman. He co-founded Sussex Healthcare, an organization that provides specialized care to the elderly and people with mental disabilities. They have been operating in Sussex area where they have served more than 300,000 people for the last four decades.
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According to Dr. Shafik, the main goal of establishing Sussex Healthcare was to help people with mental disabilities find a place they could call home. Sussex Health Care features specialized facilities that make the lives of these people easier. They admit patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, critical learning disabilities and even patients who have suffered brain injuries.
Currently, Sussex Health Care has twenty-three fully equipped facilities in West Sussex and beyond. They are targeting on reaching out to more people in future and provide the critical health care to them. Sussex Health Care employs highly qualified individuals in different fields who provide high-quality care to their patients.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina educational background
Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s roots trace back to Tanzania in East Africa where he was born. Dr. Shafik and the rest of his family then moved to England. While living in the U.K, Dr. Shafik Sachedina continued with his studies by enrolling to Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. Dr. Shafik earned a degree in dental surgery in the 70s. He then launched his private practice in the U.K where he served people for several years before establishing Sussex Health Care.
Even after establishing the Sussex Health Care, Dr. Shafik continues to serve people in different ways. He is a mentor to the young people where he trains them in the field of Entrepreneurship and dentistry. Dr. Sussex Health Care recently joined hands the West Sussex University of Chichester to provide a fully sponsored program for dental surgery students to intern at Sussex Health Care facilities.