Currently, Shafik Sachedina works with the Institute of Ismaili studies as well as the Sussex healthcare. He is a Tanzanian-born dental surgeon who later migrated to London to finish his studies. When he completed his studies at the University of London, he was certified as a dental surgeon in the United Kingdom where he served various administrative tasks at several health centers, for instance, the Sussex healthcare He is renowned due to his significant contributions to the growth of Sussex healthcare and Institute of Ismaili studies.
The London-based Institute of Ismaili studies primary purpose is to encourage and boost the study of Muslim societies and their norms. Muslim’s culture studies aim at strengthening relationships with various communities and faiths. In addition to increasing, the institute serves as a meeting point of Ismaiil people. Aga Khan founded the Ismaili institute among others where serves several roles at the institute. Shafik Sachedina coordinates all activities and programs as well as linking the interface between Aga Khan’s development programs. He also worked on the board of governors at Aga Khan, therefore, leading the institute towards Aga Khan’s development strategy.
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At Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina is a founder and serves as a joint chair. His contributions are greatly felt at the organization. First, he came up with the idea of establishing it to take care of the old people and those people who have dementia. Also, Sussex Healthcare cares for the physically challenged people. Under his leadership, the healthcare has introduced holistic therapies for radiotherapy among treatments. The health center has highly qualified and staffs who work 24/7 in the well-being of their patients. Sussex healthcare offers scholarships to its team to further their education. Training for its staff is a clear indication that his leadership is determined to provide high-quality services. Besides under Shafik Sachedina’s governance, the healthcare has opened numerous branches which accommodate over five hundred patients at once. Sussex health care received accreditation in 2002 and was the first to be awarded HQS and ISO 9000:2000.
Beyond his hospitality and healthcare services, he plays a philanthropic role in many organizations including Jamati. Presently, he heads departments in Jamati societies and other sixteen areas where Aga Khan Institutions exists. He also chairs FOCUS humanitarian committee, the Aga Khan Development committee among others among others administrative positions.
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