Kenya has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world, with 510 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births  and 49 child deaths per 1,000 live births . The Philips Lumify Pregnancy Walk aims to take the conversation and motivation of the Beyond Zero initiative a step further by getting the lives it sets out to save involved – not only in the walk, but also in the healthy development of their babies.
During this first edition, the Philips Lumify ultrasound was used to carry out screenings at the fun walk, by bringing technology that will otherwise only be available at formal hospitals and clinics to the participants. This means that the mothers-to-be were able to see high-quality images of their unborn babies on a smartphone, thanks to the mobile app and portable ultrasound. For most of the expectant mothers, this screening was their first ever opportunity to have an ultrasound scan.