Cassie Werber

Writer & journalist

Category: Health

Divided at Birth – Disparity in Dutch maternal healthcare

A new study has revealed that mothers from ethnic minorities have a more difficult – and dangerous – experience of maternal care in the Netherlands. At a particularly sensitive time for immigration policy in the Netherlands, CASSIE WERBER examines why this disparity exists  Deniz* moved to the Netherlands to marry her Turkish husband, and was […]

Medicine and the meat market

Published in the Holland Times, May 2010 Cassie Werber, Amsterdam, April 2010 Antibiotic resistance in humans is being increasingly linked to the use of the drugs in livestock production. While experts, campaigners, producers and government are beginning to agree that this is a serious problem, there is still little consensus about how to address it. […]

  • Blog – Opendor

    As I lay in bed this morning, a man who had lost his dog called up and down the road outside. He passed, he called, he returned. At first I tried to block it out, annoyed. Then I tuned in. The dog’s name was Monster. “Monster!” called the man, anxiously, always on the same falling note. “Mooooon-Steeeer.” Then it occurred to me that maybe he had lost a monster. Read more