The photo shows one of the child whose blood was taken during an anemia screening. To generate the blood, the nurse had to use a small needle, which stings a bit.
The screening took place during a program called “Prevent Anemia with Posyandu,” which was sponsored by the International Pharmaceuticals Manufactures Group (IPMG) in collaboration with Yayasan Kusuma Buana (YKB) to commemorate the 42nd National Health Day. The one-year-program for 25 Posyandu throughout Jakarta will provide anemia screenings, promote healthy lifestyle, and distribute anemia medicines for free. The kick off itself took place on November 9, 2006 in Klinik Keluarga Pisangan Baru, Matraman, Jakarta Timur.
Fortunately, his Hemoglobin (Hb) level was 11,8 -- considered to be normal since that the appropriate Hb level should be around 12, mine was 12,9. Imagine how'd he felt if it turned out that he were an anemie.