Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a Tanzanian by birth. The physician who was born in 1950 undertook his basic education in his home country. A few years later, the parents of the successful entrepreneur migrated to the USA in search of livelihood so as to give Shafik a brighter future.
At the age of 25, he left home join a medical school in London University to pursue oral and dental surgery, and dentistry. Immediately after his masters, he started the practice of his career in England, the course of his practice went on for several years. Currently, he is the senior most officer at Jamati Institutions.
Shafik and Ismaili community
The dentist became famous due to his the success in his work. As a result, the Ismaili community approached him requesting him to join them. Ismaili is a gathering of Muslims who are passionate about research and also offer education on Islamic believes and traditions. In this institution, the doctor is in charge of planning and organizing activities in all the institutions that are under the management of the Ismaili community. The main offices of the community are based in London. Due to his philanthropist nature, Dr. Shafik has played a very vital role in the Institute of Ismaili Studies by assisting Muslims in the marginalized area and making sure that the people do not forget the religious history. He also acts as a mediator between the Ismaili branches and the Aga Khan firms.
Shafik Sachedina and Sussex Healthcare
The oral and dental surgeon brought into existence the Sussex Healthcare 25 years ago. The doctor who is passionate about assisting the needy started the clinic with the hope of giving medical assistance, food and accommodation to the aged in the community and other young people who suffer from physical and mental disorders. The clinic receives old people and treats the diseases which are associated with old age like diabetes, Alzheimer, joints ache and Atherosclerosis among others. The clinic also offers different kinds of therapies to the patients as one way of making them feel better. To younger patients suffering from mental related diseases like autism, doctors, and nurses at Sussex train and teach them how to feed and identify things in their surroundings.
It is evident that he is not only an oral specialist but also a successful investor having being involved in several firms which include; Horsham clinic, Imara HealthCare, at chairperson of FOCUS and he is also a member of AKDN.
The dentist plans on expanding the Sussex healthcare to all over the world with an objective of providing free healthcare to the have not’s and thus making their lives better.