Dr. Shafik Sachedina works with Jamati Institutions. He is the head of the department and he is also a dental surgeon. Shafik was born in 1950 in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

As an adult, Dr. Shafik is a very active person in organizations. He is serving in various organizations yet some in different countries. For instance, Shafik is the Secretariat Aga Khan in France. At the same time, he is the joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare in UK.

Sussex Healthcare is an organization that offers support and shelter for patients. These patients require more attention than they can get from their families at home. As a result, Sussex Healthcare offers a comfortable home, treatment and care that these patients need. Dr. Shafik is a part of this organization because it seeks to deliver quality and fulfillment to its clients. The centers believe in offering holistic healthcare. To achieve this objective, the organization has availed facilities and amenities for the patients. All homes have sufficient personnel to look after patients. The homes have specialists in different fields to help patients. Therapists, caregivers, nurses, doctors, personal trainers and even educationists are there to serve the residents. For more than twenty five years, this is what Sussex Healthcare has been doing for the community.

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Dr. Shafik is a major personality in the Ismaili Community Institutions. These institutions are located in sixteen strategic areas. His role in Aga Khan is important for the Ismaili Communities. He is the link interface between these two organizations. However, the Ismaili Communities in this case are those in Central Asia.

Dr. Shafik studied his dental surgeon degree at Guy’s Hospital and Dental School in London. After completing his education, he moved to England. Most of Dr. Shafik’s practice happened here. After practicing for many years, Shafik developed entrepreneurial spirit. He wanted to help people in other ways of business. Therefore, he invested in the health sector.

One important thing in Shafik’s life is voluntary service. For example, most of what he does for Jamati Institutions is voluntary work. He is also a member of other several organizations that he has extended his volition. Among the organization Shafik is serving are FOCUS, Ismaili Leaders International Forum, Ismaili Council and Aga Khan Development Network Committee. Dr. Shafik understands the importance of volition. He would like to encourage his successors to do the same. It is also a tradition in the Ismaili Communities to volunteer. This is an essential value for the young people in the communities.

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