Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Dare salaam Tanzania in May 1950. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery at Dental school, at the University of London and Guy’s Medical. After graduating from the master’s level, Dr. Shafik Sachedina spent several years practicing dental surgery in England.
Currently, Dr. Shafik works with Jamati institution where he is in charge of the dental department. Dr. Shafik is in charge of organizing programs and activities of institutions that belong to Ismaili community. Moreover, Dr. Shafik acts as the connector between The Central Asia communities and Agan Khan Development. He holds several leadership positions, for example, he is the chairperson of Focus.
His passion for his profession and interest in venturing into private practice led him to start a clinic called Sussex. The company was legally certified by the government in 2002 and thus began to fully operate as a medical facility. For years, Dr. Shafik has been offering voluntary services at Sussex Health Care where he is also the chairperson. The doctor works with other people in treating patients who have dementia and the aged people in the community for free. The other colleagues share similar interest beliefs and integrity in the health sector as they work tirelessly to ensure that they reach out all the patients in the community. For more than three decades, this health center has been offering shelter, care, and treatment to patients suffering from both terminal chronic diseases. Sussex provides therapy, education and recreation facilities to the patients as a way of making them feel comfortable and cared for. It is always operational at all times even on weekends.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a member of the Ismaili community which is based in London. He has previously been chosen as the president of this institution’s council twice. Ismaili community institute was set up in Aga Khan is the 1970s. The founders of the institution made rules which are strictly followed by all the members. The institution was set up to support and encourage research and education on Muslims and the Islam cultures. The community offers degrees in Islamic studies and also owns a library that has information on Islamic history.
Dr. Shafik was sent as the representative of Aga Khan and Ismaili institutions on the discussions on peace between Afghanistan and Syria with the presidential representative and the assistant foreign minister in Russia.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina has always been selfless in his field of work and has offered another excellent chance of life to many patients all over the world.
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