Provision of quality care above industrial standards has been Sussex Healthcare’s mantra since the establishment of its first facility in 1985. The strict adherence to its policies and divergent set of skills from the leadership team have seen the caregiving network grow from strength to strength and becoming a popular healthcare network in Sussex. Amidst this growth, the role of Shafik Sachedina cannot be underestimated. Sachedina has played vital roles in not only the network but also the world of philanthropy and the Muslim World.
Even though Sachedina schooled and received citizenship in the United Kingdom, he was born in Tanzania before migrating to London. By then, he was a teen and later enrolled at London’s Guy Medical Hospital for medical training. Later, he received training in dental surgery at the London’s school in dentistry. As a certified doctor in the area of dentistry, Dr. Shafik Sachedina worked with various hospitals before narrowing his interests to the field of healthcare entrepreneurship.
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After meeting with fellow East African-born executive Shiraz Boghani, Sachedina helped in Sussex Healthcare establishment – a company that would grow into leading care for aged people and those leaving with disability. The duo now serves as co-chairs of Sussex Healthcare. Boghani’s qualification as a chartered public accountant and dental surgery skills of Sachedina have seen the network expand its muscles through recruitments of qualified caregivers, adding new members to the leadership team, and establishing over 20 homes for seniors.
Shafik Sachedina has also had active roles among the Ismaili. He has overseen advisory roles at the Ismaili Studies Institute besides being its member. Among the successes of Dr. Sachedina in the institute is an effective passage of knowledge on Muslim across members of the Community. Besides, he has steered the institute’s international goals through his global connections such as his active involvement with the Aga Khan Foundation.
Much of the philanthropic roles of Dr. Shafik Sachedina revolves around the Ismaili Community. For instance, he helps promote and co-ordinate Muslim activities through his membership in the networking committee of Aga Khan. He also participates in the provision of humanitarian assistance to Muslims globally.