Gabriel Urgoiti is a medical doctor working in the field of child health, child participation and health communication for the last 35 years. As a clinician he worked at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care for over 17 years. For 19 years he worked as an independent consultant, providing services to organizations and institutions in 20 African countries.
He was a founder member of two of South Africa’s first community radio stations, Radio Zibonele and Bush Radio. He was actively involved in the birth and growth of the community radio sector in Southern Africa. He was a founder member of the NPPHC Media Training Centre and its first director from 1994 to 1999. He has extensive experience in working with children, using child-centered methodologies and media as a vehicle for children to tell their stories.
Gabriel’s qualifications include: MBChB (UBA, Argentina); Diploma in Child Health; MPhil Maternal and Child Health (UCT); Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (UCT).