Cigna takes the pulse on a global mental health crisis: Business Extra
Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna MEA, joins to discuss the findings on stress, burnout and how employers can help
The pandemic is increasing demand for mental health services with uncertainty, isolation and loss of income triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones, the World Health Organisation said this week.
“Covid-19 has interrupted essential mental health services around the world just when they’re needed most,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general.
Paying close attention to this secondary health crisis taking shape is Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna MEA.
He joins co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi and Kelsey Warner this week to discuss the findings of an ongoing survey by the insurer on stress, burnout and how employers can both help and cope.
In this episode
- The Cigna survey on mental health (1m 48s)
- Lockdown madness (5m 26s)
- Burnout and over-work (7m 06s)
- Can Telehealth bridge the gap? (9m 59s)
- How SMEs can keep up (12m 05s)
- Cigna's balancing act (16m 12s)
- Headlines (19m 08s)
- Anxiety and depression on rise even in countries with low Covid-19 rates
- IFC to grow Middle East and Africa investments amid pandemic, lower oil prices
- Israel's OurCrowd and UAE's Al Naboodah create $100m fund for Gulf tech investors
- Abu Dhabi to create food and beverage behemoth in a share swap deal
Updated: October 7, 2020 11:36 AM