Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon and the head of the Institute of Ismaili Studies located in London, England. Dr. Shafik was born in Tanzania in Africa with a humble beginning and migrated to the United Kingdom for a better life. In 1975 he graduated from the University of London and earned his credentials from Dental school and Guy’s Hospital Medical School.
It is a research institute devoted to supporting the study and understanding of the contemporary and historical societies of Muslims. This institution was established by His Highness, Aga Khan and their primary objective is to help bridge the gap and to spread a better understanding of the Muslims’ relationships with other faiths and societies. It is a venue where members of the Ismaili community gather to learn and better understand their ethnic concepts and history, including knowledge in areas that are rarely discussed such as esoteric and Shi’ism Islam.
It is a resource and research center that maintains a library with an enormous collection of Ismaili manuscripts. It is a great source of research materials for scholars studying the Muslim culture. The institution apart from its research facilities, offers two additional graduate programme namely, the Secondary Teacher Education Programme and the Graduate Programme in Islamic and Humanities.
As a successful dental surgeon and businessman for many years, Dr. Sachedina developed and expanded his interest in elderly residential care as part of his commitment to charity. As a leader at Sussex Healthcare, he is passionate and committed to working with the company’s administrative team to improve every resident’s quality of life. He is instrumental in making sure the organization hires well trained medical professionals from the best schools in the world. Sussex Health Care is an independent network facility in the United Kingdom that specializes in the care of the elderly and adults with disabilities living in the community.
The organization comprises of many homes run by doctors and nurses who are dedicated to treating a wide range of conditions including neurological disorders and dementia. Sussex Healthcare has managed to impress its customers who come from various parts of the world with their outstanding services.
As part of his commitment to charity, Dr. Sachedina won several prestigious awards for his charitable efforts and held a prominent position with the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee and several other organizations. He works as a volunteer with several educational institutions to help young people accomplish their dreams of becoming medical professionals.
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