The Many Passions Of Shafik Sachedina

Dr. Shafik Sachedina, who is well-known for his legendary insight with the Ismaili community, has also built up entrepreneurial activities in the health field.

Dr. Sachedina, who was born in Dr-es-Salaam Tanzania in 1950, is a graduate of Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. He is a qualified dental surgeon who set up his career in England.

The companies he has worked with take in Sussex Health Care Limited, Horsham Clinic Limited, The Institute of Ismaili Studies and Imara U. K. Limited.

At Sussex Health Care Limited, Dr. Sachedina is the owner and joint chairman of the independently governed health care homes for the elderly. The 20 homes focus on care for older people with particular attention to those with neurological disabilities.

Recently the University of Chichester awarded six of his staff members the Level 5 Diploma of Professional Practice in Social Care.

The leader in quality care for adults, which has provided health care for more than 300,000 people, recently announced the opening of a new gym for its residents. The elderly who live at home are also invited to use the new gym which is located near Horsham in West Sussex.

Equipment at the gym includes elliptical machine, underwater treadmills, stationary bicycles and more while fitness teams include experts in areas of focus such as musculoskeletal and neurological.

Under Dr. Sachedina’s direction, Sussex Health Care also recently opened a new daycare/outreach service in the village of Broadbridge Health. The facility makes available residential, respite and outreach placements for people with neurological conditions as well as new services being cultivated for people with autism and the younger age group with acute physical and learning disabilities.

Dr. Sachedina also spends his time as a member of the Board of Governors at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The Institute, which was established in London in 1977, advances the study of Muslim cultures and societies.

It not only operates as a gathering point for the Ismaili community but it works in partnership with several institutions of learning as well.

Dr. Sachedina takes over coordinating activities within the Ismaili community and has also volunteered as the president of Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum as well.

By way of his generous work and assistance to people and the community, he has grown to be an inspiring and powerful individual in the Islamic and health fields.


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