Dr Arian’s achievements have been recognised with the Rotary International Peace Award (2018), UN Global Hero Award (2017), the Health Service Journal Highly Commended Rising Star Award (2016), and the Presidential Award from His Excellency Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, through his Minister Advisor on Health Matters.
He received the UK Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award in 2018 for his inspirational charitable work, and the impact it had made in saving lives. Dr Arian was also appointed as a NHS Innovation Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow and Mentor in 2017.
Dr Waheed’s successes and story have been covered by numerous media organisations around the world, including through the Waheed’s Wars documentary by John Simpson, the BBC’s Foreign Affairs Editor.
He has created events to share lessons he has learned and inspire people from all walks of life across the globe, so that they can fulfil their full potential and can contribute positively to their societies. Dr Arian was appointed as a United Nations Global Goals Goalkeeper, and his work helps deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including health, well-being and education. Dr Arian is also working on his autobiography, which he hopes will reach even more people globally, inspiring them to achieve their own dreams.
His incredible life story is now being told in his autobiography, In The Wars, A story of conflict, survival and saving lives, to be published in 2021.