Banchob Sripa

Banchob Sripa (Thai: บรรจบ ศรีภา) is a Thai scientist who is professor and head of the Tropical Disease Research Laboratory (TDRL) at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand. He is also the head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis, an infectious parasitic disease caused by the Southeast Asian liver fluke, which is endemic in northeastern Thailand and other portions of the Mekong River basin. He is also coordinator for the Asian Neglected Tropical Disease Network. He has a doctorate in tropical health from the University of Queensland, Australia. He received the Outstanding Scientist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology in 2013.[1]

Banchob Sripa
Banchob Sripa

EducationUniversity of Queensland
Scientific career
FieldsTropical health

The Lawa modelEdit

An opisthorchiasis control program known as the "Lawa model" was started in 2007 by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRL) under Banchob. Using an EcoHealth approach, the program has been more successful than earlier control programs. The program operates in 12 villages surrounding the Lawa Lake south of Khon Kaen. The liver fluke infection rate has declined to less than 10 percent from an average of 60 percent since the start of the program.[2] Banchob has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and eight book chapters in English.


  1. ^ "รศ.ดร.บรรจบ ศรีภาผู้บุกเบิกวิจัยกลไกโรคพยาธิใบไม้ตับเชิงลึก". Manager Online (in Thai). 4 August 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ Sripa, B; Tangkawattana, S; Sangnikul, T (August 2017). "The Lawa model: A sustainable, integrated opisthorchiasis control program using the EcoHealth approach in the Lawa Lake region of Thailand". Parasitology International. 66 (4): 346–354. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2016.11.013. PMC 5443708. PMID 27890720.