A Philanthropist with a Heart of Gold

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a qualified dental surgeon in the United Kingdom, though he was born in Dar s salaam, Tanzania in 1950. He has made numerous entrepreneurial advances in the health sector which has earned him various accolades. His degree in dentistry from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in London has made him become such an influential figure in the medical world. After graduation, he went for most of his medical practices in England.

Shafik Sachedina is a co-chairman at the Sussex Healthcare Centre and Nursing home. Nevertheless, he is also a secretariat at the Aga Khan– a charity foundation which has helped many needy people worldwide. He has always had an interest in changing the lives of patients who come his way. The Sussex Healthcare has many homes in West Sussex that deal with the old people, more so those with mental disorders like dementia.

In his line of duty at Sussex Health Care, this renowned dentist has always made sure the elderly receive the right treatment and more attention from qualified medical personnel from the best medical schools in the world. These practitioners are believed to have been in this line for a long time, and they, therefore, have the experience to deal with the elderly people with mental disabilities.

Besides his active membership at the Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina has several positions including a member of Ismaili Leadership Forum, President of Ismaili Council, UK Chapter and chairman of FOCUS. His passion and zeal in the health sector have indeed made him a reputable doctor in the world. In addition, he is the head of Department at Jamati Institutions. It is his range of quality services and commitment that have given him the chance to work with different renowned organizations in the region.

Under his leadership position at the Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina has campaigned for the development of new areas of service of this nursing home. Recently the organization launched Broad bridge, a daycare outside Horsham. This new daycare center offers temporary residence to patients with newly acquired brain disorders. It also homes younger people with learning challenges or rather slow learners.