Shafik Sachedina – A Healthcare Innovator

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a top United Kingdom dental surgeon, entrepreneur, and businessman who was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. He holds a British citizenship and attended the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. Dr. Sachedina has practiced many years in England and his name has been associated with being a caring dental surgeon.

Dr. Shafik is the current co-founder and Chief Executive Office of Sussex Health Care. Sussex Health Care is a compilation of medically supervised housing facilities for elderly adults and patients who suffer from learning disabilities and neurological issues like Parkinson, Alzheimer, dementia, and injuries to the brain.

Dr. Sachedina and Sussex Health Care attend to each patient’s physical, social, and emotional needs within the West Sussex communities. Shafik Sachedina has defined visionary entrepreneurial acumen which brought the attention of several prestigious medical and dental institutions which is why he holds management positions at the Horsham Clinic, Islamic Publications, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies. He has also served as the building and development director of the Imara U.K. Company from 1992 to 1997.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina works diligently for the U.K.’s Muslim community as a volunteer, while also sitting on the Board of Governors at the Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions in France. In 1996 Shafik was asked to be the department head of the Ismaili Imamat community which is a Shia branch of Islam. His duties included initiating community programs throughout its different community locations.

Dr. Sachedina was also appointed a fellow member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum and carries out duties including coordinating His Highness Aga Khan’s Development Network programs in Central Asia and throughout the Ismaili communities within the U.K.

Despite his busy schedule, Shafik Sachedina finds time to mentor and train young people in the dentistry field and to encourage their entrepreneurial skills. His healthcare company Sussex Health Care partners with West Sussex University in Chichester in a one-year program for students to complete their Higher Apprenticeship by interning at Sussex Home Care facilities. Students also attend medical workshops and are offered hands-on training, while honing their work ethic skills which is required at the completion of the program.

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