1. At the request of WHO, support WHO in implementation of the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023.
2. In agreement with WHO and at its request, provide technical support to WHO on the development of WHO's International Herbal Pharmacopoeia and its relevant technical documents.
Dr. Ma is Director of Institute for Control of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Ethnic Medicine (ICCTMEM), National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC). His main research areas involve quality and safety test of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), test methods and limits for endogenous and extrinsic harmful substances in TCM, reference substances for drugs, establishment and review of standards and chemical components and active ingredients in natural products, etc.
Dr. Ma also serves as the Chairman of Council of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, Chairman of Council of TCM Quality and Safety, Chinese Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Deputy Chairman of National Committee on TCM Standardization Technique, Deputy Chairman of Council of TCM Analysis, China Association of Chinese Medicine, Committee Member of China Pharmacopoeia Committee.
He also works as the Chief Editor of 'Chinese Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis', Managing Editor or Editor for several academic journals such as 'Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs', 'Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal', 'China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica', 'China Pharmacist' and 'Chinese Pharmaceutical Affairs'.