The Great Shafik Sachedina 

 

Dr Shafik Sachedina has played a significant role in propagating the success of the Ismaili community across the globe. He was born and raised in Tanzania and later progressed to the United Kingdom where he pursued a Medical degree in the University of London. After his graduation, he went on to practice medicine for several years in England. In the course of pursuing his medical career, he developed entrepreneurial interests in health-care. Currently, Shafik Sachedina is the head of Department of Jamati Institutions at the secretariat at the Aga Khan in France. Working with the Aga Khan is through the voluntary capacity which is in line with the long-standing tradition of giving service to the community.

 

Dr.Shafik Sachdina role as a director in the Aga Khan is coordinating the activities as well as the programs of the Ismaili community’s institutions. Besides, he is also responsible for interfacing the Aga Khan Developments agendas and coordinating the activities of Ismaili communities in Central Asia. Rather on top of being a director, he is a member of the Governing Board of the Institutes. Also, Shafik Sachedina is a member of Aga Khan Development Network(AKDN) Committee, Aiglemont; member of Ismaili Leaders International Forum, Chairman of FOCUS. One of the most prestigious portfolio Dr.Shafik held was being the president of Ismaili Council of the United Kingdom Chapter.

 

In the course of improving the health situations within the community, Dr Shafik Sachedina has invested in the Sussex Health Care. The increasing number of older people and children are mostly affected by neglect within the society. Therefore to elevate the suffering of the less privileged within the community, Sussex Health Care was founded. Sussex Health Care comprises of the independent group care homes mainly situated in Sussex. The main target group by the Sussex Health Care are the older individuals as well as people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia disease that require specialist attention. The facilities of Sussex Health Care are specially built to accommodate the special requirements of the individuals suffering from neurological conditions such as brain trauma. The healthcare provider ensures that it has qualified and competent individuals who in a position to provide excellent services for all the patients. In the business context, the Sussex Health Care aims at becoming the best and most affordable residential and nursing care in the region of Sussex. Through the guidance and stewardship of the Dr Shafik Sachdina, Sussex Care is determined to provide customized solutions to all their clients.

Betsy DeVos: Two Sides of the Story

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is an interesting, if complicated figure. Publicly, she presents a polite, even reticent, demeanor, but behind the scenes she has proven herself to be a fighter for her causes. For example, in 2017, she fought against Trump’s revocation of a policy that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity. While she publicly accepted her defeat without even letting on that she had been on the other side of the fight, in private she met with a government LBGQT representative to let him know what was coming.

 

Through her years in politics as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and a funder of the Republican Party, DeVos has proven herself to be a fierce contender, albeit in a less public manner than other politicians. Her public reticence has proven successful for her, as she is often underestimated. Many believe that although she is new to Washington, she will eventually figure out the inner-workings and get what she wants.

 

In DeVos’s home state of Michigan, she grew up in a wealthy family and married into an even wealthier family, but most agree that she uses much more than her money to achieve her goals. A long proponent of charter schools, she has fought to install them in Michigan, particularly in Detroit. Even when some of those same charter schools reported low levels of achievement, DeVos has maintained her position. DeVos has argued that the school system should be a free market, with parents guiding the school systems by having a choice in what school their children attend.

 

DeVos is not a fan of the public school system. While many supporters of the public school system point to well-performing schools in the US, DeVos and others have argued that even America’s best public schools are still below high-performing schools in other countries.

 

Now DeVos is bringing her educational philosophies to Washington. Just last year, she toured a charter school in Washington, DC, praising the school for its accomplishments and touting the importance of parents’ choice in education. She then traveled to Florida to tour several schools. DeVos is a supporter of the state’s governor, Jeb Bush, who has long supported charter schools and voucher systems. DeVos even visited rapper Pitbull’s Miami-based charter school, SLAM, and spoke alongside him about the importance of education.

 

Despite her strong ideologies, DeVos had a rough start in Washington. She wavered on some of her answers about education policy and federal law during her Senate confirmation hearings. She even made a comment about school officials and guns that was reportedly a joke but earned her some ridicule on parody television shows.

 

Despite her issues, the Senate approved her with a 50-51 vote. Vice-President Mike Pence actually made the tie-breaking vote.

 

Even though the media has poked fun at her, DeVos has declined to react. She seems to be more focused on getting her job done than spending time worrying what people think. Some even say that adversity only makes her stronger and she will get what she wants.

 

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Shafik Sachedina- The Renowned Dental Surgeon

Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar Esalaam, Tanzania. In his teenage, he moved to the United Kingdom where he joined Guy medical college in London. He then joined a dental school in London where he received his training as a dental surgeon. He has since then worked as a practicing surgeon majoring in dental surgery in many hospitals in London and earned himself a status of being the best dental surgeon in the country.

Besides being offering dental surgery services, Shafik Sachedina is a big participator in community service work. He has made contributions for many years at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. This institution was established in 1977 with its major goal being to generate awareness on the culture of Islam’s through initiatives and publications to endorse this religion all over the world. This organization has the biggest library which has so many publications in the form of journals, books, and magazines that contain a lot of Islamic content which is set to promote the culture and Islamic religion.

Shafik is a holder of several essential positions in this organization. He heads Jamati Institution which serves around sixteen counties in the world. He has the mandate of ensuring that all the sixteen branches of the institute carry out their activities efficiently and smoothly. Shafik Sachedina also holds the delegation of functions and duties in these sixteen branches. He is a member of the board in the institution which is the decision-making wing in the institution. They make decisions pertaining key events and other matters in the institution. These decisions are made after intense discussion among all board members.

Shafik is also a network committee member at Aga Khan development network. This organization basically majors in ensuring that Muslims economic development statuses are maintained. He has joint chairmanship at Sussex Health Care firm which majors in providing support and care to homes majorly in Sussex county situated in south England. The company has been operating for over twenty-five years. The company was accredited in 2002 by the Health Quality Service. It then acquired International Standards ISO three years after covering management systems. This company aims at providing high-quality care standards for all their patients. Investing intensively on their services and employees enable them to offer this quality services and care to their patients. In his previous years, Shafik Sachedina has served as Imara Unite Kingdom’s and Horsham Clinic limited’s director.

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The Shaker and Shaper of 5 AM Ventures: Mr. Scott Rocklage

Scott Rocklage is the sole managing partner at 5 AM Venture. He proudly became apart of the team in 2003. After that, he decided to become the managing partner of the company in 2004. Scott has a professional career in healthcare management of which he has a long experience period in exceeding more than a decade. The essential managerial plan of Scott made it possible for endorsement of his few drugs in the United States. This consisted of approved medicines like cubicin and teslascanand omniscan. He has had a golden opportunity of working in different healthcare companies like Novira, Salutar, and cubist pharmaceuticals.

 

Scott Rocklage plays a vital role in the healthcare sector. Leadership is one of his main things that he is really good at. He has been the chief executive officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Salutar. Up until today, Scott has managed to hold a significant position in many healthcare organizations.

 

He is known as having a very distinguished academic background. He holds two degrees from two well known American universities. As well as was able to obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from the University of California. Later on, he enrolled to get his Ph.D. in chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

He has begun to be known as being an industrious man who has accomplished a lot in the medical field. Apart from laboratory work, Scott has managed to publish hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers. He is a medical practitioner who works in 5 AM Ventures and has his office that is located in Boston. He has begun to be known as one of the essential medics in the healthcare sector of the US.

 

At 5 AM Venture Scott carries out science-based business. He is a very productive man who makes sure no day goes to waste. He does this by making sure that each day he discovers new scientific ideas that can be of help to the medical field. Though he is a busy man, he still makes time to prepare for and attend board meetings.

 

Scott is brilliant and very open-minded as he always works with entrepreneurs so that they can better put both of their ideas together. They help him to bring all of his scientific ideas to life. Scott works hand in hand with scientists and physicians to help them shape their medical ideas and come up with medicines that can treat diseases. Learn more: http://5amventures.com/team/scott-m-rocklage-phd/