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Michael H. Posner, US Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, (2nd-L) and Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem (C) address the 9th Forum for the Future in Tunis on December 13, 2012. The yearly forum is a centerpiece of the G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) partnership which represents cooperation between G8 countries and BMENA. AFP PHOTO/FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

Every day in India, around 1,000 children die of diarrhoea. As we all know, diseases such as diarrhoea are largely preventable. By doing simple things like washing your hands with soap regularly you can reduce the likelihood of getting the disease. Sounds easy doesn't it? But to be able to wash your hands regularly requires the infrastructure to deliver clean water, soap to clean off germs as well as education about the best way to wash your hands and how often you should do it. Providing the soap without the clean water or providing the education without the soap won't help to combat the disease. To find the answers to these problems we need to work together.

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