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.