Famous personalities across the globe are renowned for the different crafts they practice. Most are known for their success in business and sports, others are known for their achievements in academia, but few are recognized for their accomplishments in entrepreneurship and community development. One person worthy of our recognition is non-other than Shafik Sachedina. He is a respected member of the Ismaili Community as well as a revered business leader with interests in the health sector.
Before dwelling deeper into his entrepreneurial journey and his links with the Ismaili Community, let’s talk about Shafik Sachedina. Shafik is a Tanzanian native born in 1950. He is a trained dentist having gotten his dentistry training and a degree from the world-renowned Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. His journey in the medical field started in London, and over the years Shafik has practiced in many other parts of Europe.
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Shafik Sachedina as a medical practitioner has vested interests in the industry. He is the joint-chairman of Sussex Health Care, a modern care facility that offers specialized residential treatment for the elderly in the society. Its employees are trained to provide expert care to persons who have Alzheimer’s, neurological complications, Dementia, physical, and learning disabilities.
Sussex Health Care has continued to offer specialized care for the last three decades. Shafik Sachedina and his partner Shiraz Boghani have over the years ensured that the organization is growing and at the same time improve on the way they offer their services. In the beginning, the organization operated only one facility, today; there are over 18 operational facilities with a bed capacity of more than 500 individuals at a time.
Apart from his endeavors in the health sector, Shafik Sachedina is a respected member of the Ismaili Community. With over 16 Ismaili Community Institutes operational today, Shafik oversees and coordinates activities and programs in all of them. He also coordinates the Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of his Royal Highness, the Aga Khan. He oversees and controls initiatives funded by the Aga Khan Development Network. The efforts conducted by the network mostly touch on matters health and education and are spread across most parts of the world.
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