Dr. Shafik Sachedina doubles up as a healthcare professional and also an entrepreneur. Dr. Sachedina is originally from Tanzania but relocated to the UK to pursue his ambitions in life. As a healthcare profession, Dr. Sachedina is a dentist who is licensed to practice in the UK. Dr. Shafik Sachedina acquired dentistry knowledge and skills from Guys Hospital Medical and Dental School London. He graduated from the university with a dental surgeon degree in the year 1975. Dr. Sachedina practiced as a dental surgeon for a couple of years before embarking on his entrepreneurship journey. To follow his dreams and desire Dr. Sachedina together with his longtime friend Mr. Shiraz Boghani established Sussex Healthcare in 1985.
Sussex Healthcare is a network of 20 independent care homes that focus on the provision of health services and social support mostly to the aged in the society. Aging comes with a lot of complications and disease that are sometimes a burden to the other family members. Sachedina and Boghani saw a gap in the market for the provision of care homes where the elderly will be well taken care of, and as a result, they decided to start Sussex care homes that will cater for the needs of the aged in society. Some of the specialized services the care homes provide include catering for those that have been affected by dementia or Alzheimer. This type of people needs specialized care accompanied by physical exercises and a good diet. Taking care of Dementia or Alzheimer patients at home is quite a considerable task and might be burdensome to the rest of the family members. Besides Dementia and Alzheimer Sussex care homes also provide specialized care treatment to individuals with neurological conditions such as brain injuries. To know more about him click here.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina besides being a dentist and a businessman is also a philanthropist who likes giving back to the community where he comes from. As a philanthropist, Dr. Sachedina has volunteered to serve as the Head of Department of the Jamati Institutions which are charitable organizations under his Highness the Aga Khan. The institution supports member of the Ismaili community that Sachedina belongs to. Dr. Shafik Sachedina as part of his philanthropic activities has previously served for two terms in a row as President of the UK based Ismaili Council.