Professor Gatrad was presented with the Green Award at the Canal and River Trust 250th Anniversary. This was for bringing communities together in Walsall and West Midlands with a view to plastic litter awareness, education in schools and litter picking in streets and canals by various groups.
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
Soon after these pictures were taken, Professor Gatrad helped to successfully resuscitate a lady with the help of Junior Doctor Basha.