Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present “Dr. Farmer’s Remedy,” a “60 Minutes” segment, in the Friends Community Room. The short film is about the work of Partners In Health and its founder, Dr. Paul Farmer, to bring health care to some of the most impoverished communities on the planet.

Farmer is a 50-year-old specialist in infectious diseases and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 1989, with several colleagues, he founded Partners In Health to provide high-quality care with impressive cure rates. Farmer founded a hospital and health center, Zanmi Lasante, in Cange, Haiti, hours from the capital and in a region destitute even by Haiti’s standards, as part of an extensive community-based health network.

Farmer and Partners In Health also have worked in impoverished communities in Peru, Siberia, Rwanda; and have helped change the way multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is treated around the world. Farmer and Partners In Health are profiled in Tracy Kidder’s book “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.” Discussion with a Partners In Health volunteer will follow the screening.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310. The program is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to