Professor Gatrad OBE

Professor Gatrad OBE


Midland International Aid Trust

Midland International Aid Trust


Mr. Mohammed Aslam MBE

Mr. Mohammed Aslam MBE

About Us

Midland International Aid Trust (MIAT) was formed in 2003 and registered in 2005. It was founded by Mr. Mohammed Aslam MBE and Professor Abdul Rashid Gatrad OBE, who is a nationally and internationally known paediatrician, met up in 1992 when they first helped the plight of people in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Midland International Aid Trust aim to provide relief to those who are in financial need or who are experiencing suffering as a result of local, national or international disaster or by reason of their social and economic circumstances amongst communities throughout the world, particularly those in who have been affected by such disasters or social or economic circumstances through the provision of material goods, clothing and equipment.

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See how Midland International Aid Trust has helped people through our Humanitarian and Medical Projects



Professor Gatrad welcomes Princess Alexandra

In the news; As Deputy Lieutenant to Her Majesty the Queen Professor Gatrad welcomes HRH Princess Alexandra to the opening of a Medical Unit at Good Hope Hospital.


Professor Gatrad recieves the Princess


Professor Gatrad introduces her to the mayors of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield


Smile Train

Smile Train International acknowledges the work carried out at the Cleft Centre in Gujarat Pakistan – A collaboration between MIAT, OPSA and Decent Welfare Society makes us a Global leader

‘Congratulations from Smile Train Pakistan on your very well deserved award of GLOBAL LEADER  in cleft care announced by our CEO . We hope your good work to help poor cleft patients free of cost  will be continued . We wish you a greater success even in future . Your award and certificate shall be sent to us from our NY office which will be given to you in a small local ceremony at your center . Many thanks once again for being Smile Train partner and helping desperate poor cleft patients in Pakistan .


Prof Gatrad and Mohammed Aslam of MIAT works with Ian Robertson of Oak Tree Trust to help children of Zimbabwe

Here Dr Ian Robertson (Oak tree Trust), Prof Gatrad OBE Chief Executive of MIAT and Rev Wilbert are seen loading the van which has been put on a container on the 12th November bound for Africa.

Furniture books and duvets are finally on their way to Zimbabwe. After having completed a school in Zimbabwe jointly, the 2 charities have collaborated again and not only purchased the van in the picture ( to be used as a school bus) but also provided the school with books and Furniture and duvets.


After delivering 10,000 huts that Professor Gatrad promised MIAT works with XL radio to continue to help the devastated people of Nepal

After delivering 10,000 huts that Professor Gatrad promised MIAT works with XL radio to continue to help the devastated people of Nepal. Here Professor Gatrad OBE Chief Executive of MIAT is handing over a cheque for £3000 to Dr Shabin Joshi – Vice President of the Nepalese Medical Association. The money will help build a school and for some kick start their lives.



From L, to R (Mr Mohammad Aslam, Dr Shabin Joshi, Prof A R Gatrad, Mr Mahmood Sacha)