Dr. Shafik Sachedina: A Valuable Asset To The UK’s Ismaili Community

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon who has been practicing in the United Kingdom for many years. A native of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Dr. Sachedina earned his degree in dental surgery from the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in 1975. Since that time he has developed a track record as a highly skilled, caring, dental professional able to handle even the most complex dental problems. In addition to his work in dentistry, since 1998 Dr. Shafik Sachedina has also been co-chairman of the award-winning health services company Sussex Healthcare.

Since Dr. Sachedina has been involved with Sussex Healthcare, the company has grown significantly. It now runs 20 care homes where they provide personalized care for the elderly and people with mental and physical challenges. Sussex Healthcare also treats people with neurological disorders, autism and acquired brain injuries, as well as elderly people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The facilities are known for their ‘home away for home’ atmosphere and their use of the latest, most innovative technologies and treatment modalities that lead to a better quality of life for their patients.

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Within the United Kingdom’s Ismaili community Dr. Shafik Sachedina plays a number of very important roles. He coordinates the programs and activities of institutions of Ismaili community in their 16 main areas. At the Aiglemont, France based Secretariat of Aga Khan, Dr. Sachedina is the Department of Jamati Institutions head. He is also responsible for helping the Central Asia based Ismaili communities connect to the institutions and programs of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina has also held a number of very prominent positions in the Ismaili organizations for the Ismaili community and Imamat in the United Kingdom. That includes serving as the United Kingdom’s Ismaili Council’s president for two consecutive terms. He’s also a member of both the Ismaili Leaders International Forum and the Aga Khan Development Network Committee. Plus, Dr. Sachedina is also the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee chairman. In accordance with the Ismaili community’s long-standing tradition, all the work Dr. Shafik Sachedina does for the Jamati Institutions and Aga Khan is done on a volunteer basis.

After having lived in England for over 45 years, Dr. Shafik Sachedina is now considered a British national. He continues to garner wide praise for his exemplary work in dental surgery and the high quality of the services offered by Sussex Healthcare.

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