Shafik Sachedina: Humanitarian and Entrepreneur

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a humanitarian who is an active volunteer working with humanitarian organizations. He has volunteered and also chaired the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-Ordinating Committee. FOCUS is well known for work in regions which tend to have natural disasters such as mountainous and coastal areas of Pakistan. Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s volunteerism models and perpetuates the Ismaili tradition of helping others, especially those in need.

Born in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, in 1950, Dr. Shafik Sachedina came to England and attended the University of London where he studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. He graduated in 1975 as a dental surgeon. He worked in the field of dentistry for many years.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been involved in the healthcare sector in the United Kingdom. By following his heart which is not only one of volunteerism but also one of entrepreneurship, Dr Shafik Sachedina opened Sussex Health Care and Support Services. Sussex Health Care started off in 1985 with just one building which he reconstructed to make into the first elderly home. He built a team of compassionate, caring health care workers. As the word got out about this haven for the elderly, he enabled the growth of Sussex Health care to over 20 home and buildings for the elderly and for people with developmental and physical challenges. The homes also have specialized care for people with dementia. He is also currently co-chairman for the board of Sussex Home care with Mr. Shirza Boghani. To know more about him click here.

Sussex Health Care pays attention to the whole person. It is not just foremost in attention to health. It serves meals and other top-notch services which has made it known in the fields of hospitality and business. Sussex Health Care has received awards on the national and international level for these outstanding services.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina who was born in Africa, educated in the United Kingdom with global interests in Asia. He is a humanitarian, philanthropist, entrepreneur, leader and academic. He is passionate and cares about humanity from the most terrifying floods on coastlines to dangerous mudslides in mountainous areas.