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     Dr. Shafik Sachedina is more than the chairman of Sussex Healthcare, which is great in itself. Sussex Healthcare is a support and care home in the United Kingdom. He is also the department head of the Jamati Institutions. This is located in France, and this position is for the assistance of the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont. In this position, he is responsible for the Ismaili community’s institutions programs and activities coordination. He does this in 16 main areas where these types of institutions exist. Dr. Sachedina also interfaces with the programs of the Aga Khan Development Network and Central Asia’s Ismaili communities institutions and programs.

Other important roles of Dr. Sachedina include him being the chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee, and he served in several other voluntary organizations in which he served two-consecutive, presidential terms in which one of them is for the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. Also, he developed important health care, entrepreneurial interests.


His Early Years

Dr. Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He became a certified dental surgeon in 1975 after completing his education from the University of London, Guy’s Hospital dental and medical school. He also practiced for a plethora of years in England.


In Recent News

Two years ago, it was reported that several highly qualified candidates were given awards from the University of Chichester for Sussex Health Care’s next generation staff at a celebratory event. Six employees were awarded the University of Chichester Level 5 Diploma in Professional Practice in Social Care by Sussex Health Care. This program offers daycare and residential services throughout West Sussex. The qualification lasts a year where the qualified can obtain a higher educational qualification which can progress them to study for a bachelor of arts degree. Also, students must attend monthly workshops, they were given 50 percent working assignments, and they were to study on their own time. A joint venture between Sussex Health Care and the University, this program enabled an on-site training academy at Warnham in West Sussex.

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