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Mosquito net fishing exemplifies conflict among Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires examining the impacts of health interventions across multiple sectors and identifying regions where health–development–environment conflicts are most likely. Doing this is important for ending the epidemic of malaria by 2030 alongside achieving other SDGs.

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C.H.T., J.A.G. and S.M.A. were supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) under funding received from the National Science Foundation DBI-1639145. S.A. also acknowledges support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. R.S. was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council through the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership, Imperial College London (NE/L002515/1). S. Bhatt helped provide bed net coverage data. GIS data are available from the authors on request.

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C.H.T., J.A.G. and S.M.A. developed the initial idea for the study. All authors contributed to the design of the study. C.H.T. performed analyses. All authors contributed to interpretation of results and the writing of the paper.

Correspondence to Christopher H. Trisos.

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Fig. 1: Potential for SDG conflict.