Professor Gatrad OBE

Professor Gatrad OBE



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. They met up in 1992 when they first helped with the plight of people in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Midland International Aid Trust aims to provide medical care where there is an established infrastructure. It also provides humanitarian aid globally (over 20 countries) to those areas affected by natural and man made disasters - such as wars

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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.