Filtered by: Traditional Birth Attendants <Back to previous page Maghoo’s fifth baby survives‘At last the joy of seeing a living child in my lap!’ Maghoo was delighted to have her first baby boy delivered at home by a trained traditional birth attendant (TBA). Speaking out for better healthThe local church, Christian organisations and individuals can all advocate effectively for improved health services. Traditional practices in childbirthby Barbara Soung and Hang Sorya. Traditional healers are known as Khru Khmer in Cambodia. They learn their skills from old monks or older male relatives. They are nearly always male, though occasionally there are female Khru Khmer. Their female equivalents are the traditional midwives, who often learn some of their skills by watching the Khru Khmer at work.