Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a medical professional, public servant, and an entrepreneur. Sachedina was born in Tanzania in 1950 and completed his rigorous training to achieve his qualifications as a dental surgeon from the prestigious Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. Other than excelling in his field of work, he has expanded his network to incorporate several entrepreneurial interests in the medical sector.
Shafik Sachedina also works benevolently as the Head of Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France, on a volunteer basis. His contributions extend beyond being a part of the Institute’s Board of Governors. He is also a member of the AKDN committee, Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International managing committee; and Member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. Moreover, he has also served two terms, back to back as President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. These significant contributions have all been done as a volunteer. Dr. Sachedina founded the revolutionary Sussex Health Care as a means to give back to the community by providing some of the best care homes for those that need it.
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Sussex Health Care is an independent group of care homes that has earned its reputation for being one of the finest care centers for patients with neurodegenerative disorders, learning disorders and also specializes in looking after the elderly. It boasts being the only independent care home provider in the region with a dual accreditation in HQS and ISO 9000:2000. A very important feat that sets the standard for medical care in the UK.
Several level 5 Diplomas in professional practice in Social Care and other high-level diplomas were awarded to the next generation of Sussex Health Care staff at a celebratory event held by the company earlier this month. Pia Parry, Head of Childhood Social Work and Social Care at the University, said: “All of the students, who had no previous higher education experience, have exceeded their expectations, and we are delighted with their achievements.” The year-long course involved several regular workshops and emphasized work-based assessment to ensure that the training directly impacted performance. The owner of Sussex Health Care was full of praise for his staff. Shafik Sachedina stated: “Your knowledge and wisdom will improve the lives of our service users, something you should all be proud of, and your achievements impact on people’s lives.”
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