For over 40 years Dr. Shafik Sachedina, an Ismaili dental surgeon and entrepreneur who owns a healthcare company in Sussex, England, has been running two successful businesses. He is also very active as a volunteer in the Ismaili community where he works with the Institute of Ismaili Studies and the Aga Khan Foundation. Through those organizations Dr. Sachedina coordinates programs and activities that help to bring the 16 primary Ismaili communities in Central Asia and worldwide closer together. The organizations teach the world about Ismaili and Islamic history and cultural achievements to promote improved international understanding.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Africa. He is a native of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Sachedina earned his medical degree in dental surgery at Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. After graduating in 1975, he went on to earn a sterling reputation for offering the highest quality dental care. Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been able to help patients throughout the United Kingdom by doing even the most complex dental surgery to give them relief. His work helps to improve the look, feel and function of people’s teeth and helps improve the quality of their lives.
Sussex Healthcare is a company owned and founded by Dr. Shafik Sachedina. He has operated the healthcare company for over 25 years. This award-winning company consists of a collection of personal care homes where people with mental and physical challenges, neurological issues and the elderly receive the highest quality 24 hour care. The company is known for its well-trained, caring staff of experienced healthcare professionals and their innovative, effective, therapies, treatment methods and programs. Sussex Healthcare’s staff of 1,100 offers specialized, person-centered care and a range of services people in the U.K. have come to depend on.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina is very much committed to the work he is doing within the Ismaili community. He is an Institute of Ismaili Studies board member, a member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum, as well as the chairman of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee. Plus, Dr. Sachedina plays a major role in both the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Development Network. He was also president of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom for two consecutive terms.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina has long been a beloved member of the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom and gives generously to many of their projects.