Katie Rizvi

The little people association

Katie is one of the founders of Youth Cancer Europe, a network of youth cancer organisations from across Europe, with a mission to help shape European policy and fix the disparities that exist across the continent for young people fighting cancer. Her special interest is youth empowerment and enabling survivorship communities, as well as endeavouring to make sure that Eastern Europe is firmly on the map as a part of the dialogue and an active contributor to European health policy. She is a member of the Patient Advisory Committee of the European Cancer Organisation.

In 2016 she became a member of the Children’s Medicines Working Party of The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice.

Since May 2015 she sits on the Board of Directors of PanCare, a multidisciplinary pan-European network for the long-term care of childhood cancer survivors.

In 2002 Katie co-founded the Little People Children’s Cancer Charity in Romania & the Republic of Moldova that today provides daily psychosocial support services in 10 hospitals, with nearly 100% patient reach in both countries, annually caring for up to 2000 inpatients and 300 or more young people in after-care, residential programmes.

She is a mother of three adult children and splits her time between living in the United Kingdom, Hungary and Romania.