Shafik Sachedina, a Dentist with a Passion for Charity

Shafik Sachedina is a co-chairman of Sussex Healthcare, a special care Homes Company located in southern Sussex, England. Shafik was born in Daresalam, Tanzania but received his college education at the University of London, Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. Dr. Shafik has practiced dentistry from 1975 to date. With many years of dental practice care, Shafik has eventually decided to extend patient care experience to other sectors. In 1985, together with Shiraz Boghani, they opened the first care home. Read more on

Sussex Healthcare offers high-quality personalized care services to the elderly. The homes also provide care services for patients who have dementia, severe brain injuries and, Alzheimer’s disease. The homes also take care of young adults with mental problems or other conditions that may render them unable to lead a normal life. The Sussex Healthcare homes are reputable for their excellent services. The care services are supported by gym sessions, massage therapies, reflexology and other physical games for the wellbeing of those under care. Today, the company operates 20 homes across the country.

Besides co-chairing Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina is deeply involved in community activities. For many years, he has been an active member of the Ismaili community, Institute of Ismaili Studies. The institute was established in 1977, with the intention of creating Islamic awareness across the world. Today the institute has one of the biggest libraries in the world. The library contains books and journals that promote Islam. It is a resource center for Islamic culture.

Shafik Sachedina serves as the Head of Department in the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan, Aiglemont, France. His primary duties include coordination of programs and activities of Ismaili community’s institutions. He oversees 16 significant areas of operations for the community. Shafik Sachedina is responsible for linking the plans of the Aga Khan Development Network with those of the Ismaili communities in Asia.

Shafik also holds several other voluntary positions in the Ismaili community. He is a member of Aga Khan Development Network Committee at Aiglemont. He is also a member of Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum and, committee Chairman, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International.

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