Zuri Nzilani Foundation (ZNF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating pregnant women about hypertensive disorders and other high-risk complications of pregnancy. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, ZNF was a noble idea by the founder and executive director, Ashley Wayua, who resolved to promote sensitization of maternal health after being diagnosed with preeclampsia twice, one in which she, unfortunately, lost her daughter to the condition. The foundation was named Zuri Nzilani in honour of her memory.


  • To educate, inform and advise the public and health professionals about the prevalence, nature and risks of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
  • To support women who suffer or have suffered pre-eclampsia, and their families.
  • To campaign for greater awareness and action to improve detection and treatment.
  • To promote research into the causes of the disease and appropriate screening techniques and treatment methods.
  • Advocate for longer maternity leave for women who have given birth prematurely.