Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born on May 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. After moving to England, he settled and changed his nationality to a British citizen who now holds numerous positions in various healthcare organizations.
He graduated in 1975 as a qualified dental surgeon from the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. Backed with some years of experience practicing in England in the Health-care department, he has come up with compelling entrepreneurial interests. Shafik Sachedina holds four appointments, and his first appointment took place when he was 41 years old. His highest appointment lasted 20 years in the Islamic Publications.
Shafik Sachedina is the Head of Department at Jamati Institutions which was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and established with the Secretariat of Aga Khan in Aiglemont in France. His principal role in the institution is not constitutional meaning he is to correspond the activities and projects in Ismaili community’s organization in the 16 critical areas that the organization exists. His other key role is to coordinate with Aga Khan Development Network projects and organizations of Ismaili organizations in Central parts of Asia. The community has an age-old tradition for voluntary service, and he fulfills this by working with institutions such as Jamati and the Aga Khan.
This institution was developed in 1977. The Ismaili Institute of Muslim study is in London. The primary function of this institution is for research purposes with the aim of boosting the research and knowledge of Muslim history and current cultures and societies. The institution provides the members with a platform to further understanding of their community and discuss issues like Shi’ism and esotericism which are rarely addressed.
Shafik Sachedina is also a Joint Chairman with Mr. Shiraz Boghani at the Sussex Health Care Organization. SHC is an organization with the aim of administering healthcare as well as support services established in Sussex County in South England. This organization is looking to be a key participant in quality home care provision after being found in 1985. The Sussex Healthcare can stand out because it prioritizes quality life for their patients. This organization equips senior citizens with state of the art equipment for therapy, physiotherapy and reflexology services. The patients are provided with a 24/7 support from the nurses and an up to date gym. Furthermore, the patients are provided with quality meals cooked by quality chefs using fresh ingredients.